Published On : Sun, Feb 16th, 2014

Dacoits strike it `rich’ in Itwari, rob Umesh Courier of Rs 38 lakh at gun points

The Manager Patel and four other employees were in the office in the afternoon. According to reports, first a man entered into the office of the Courier Company by saying that how the work is done. But before the Manager Patel or any of the other four employees could utter a word, five other men with faces covered by “Dupattas” (piece of cloth) stormed into the office. All were armed with pistols.

 

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Nagpur News: In a mind-blowing incident that created ripples in Itwari, the nerve centre of wholesale and retail business in the Orange City, six dacoits struck at a courier company and looted a staggering Rs 38 lakh at gun points in the busiest area of the city. The dacoity took place on Saturday evening. The diabolical dacoity not only sent tremors across the business community but also rattled the Nagpur Police to the core. The police have now launched a massive manhunt and every exit point of the city has been sealed in order to nab the dacoits.

According to reports and sources, the dacoits stormed into the Umesh Courier Company, located in Jai Ganesh building in the Grains Market area of Itwari at about 5 pm on Saturday. The Umesh Courier Company is run by Ahmedabad-based Umesh Shah and the Courier Company has a network across the country. The office of Umesh Courier Company is on the second floor of the Jai Ganesh building and Kalpeshkumar Patel is Manager.

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The Manager Patel and four other employees were in the office in the afternoon. According to reports, first a man entered into the office of the Courier Company by saying that how the work is done. But before the Manager Patel or any of the other four employees could utter a word, five other men with faces covered by “Dupattas” (piece of cloth) stormed into the office. All were armed with pistols. Once inside the office, the six robbers swung into their nefarious actions by pushing all the five employees to another room at gun points. In the meantime, a trader also came to the Courier office. He was also treated with the same design and was pushed into the room. The dacoits then first closed the door of the room from inside and then removed the CCTV installed in the room. Thereafter, all the six hostages, five employees and the trader, were handcuffed, legs tied with ropes and mouths gagged with cloth. After the preliminary operation, the six dacoits then carried out the main operation. They grabbed the cash, kept in a box, totaling Rs 38.57 lakh and put the bounty in their bags. Once rich, the six robbers opened the room door and came out and against closed the door, this time from outside. And not to mention fled the spot as quickly as possible.

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However, the Manager Patel somehow succeeded in smashing the glass of the door and freed himself first with great efforts. He then freed all the other five hostages. But surprisingly, all the six hostages first went to their homes and then informed the Lakadganj Police after half an hour. Top police officials including Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Darade, ACPs N Z Kumre, G M Sakharkar, Police Inspector Madhav Giri, Arvind Parulekar and a large posse of policemen reached the spot.

Now, all the exit points have been sealed with heavy deployment of policemen at every check post in order to arrest the dacoits.