Nagpur: MIDC police foiled an imminent armed dacoity by arresting a gang of four miscreants gathered at SBI Colony ground in MIDC area in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. However, 5-6 other members of the gang managed to flee the spot taking advantage of darkness and are being searched.
MIDC police received information that a gang of suspicious persons had assembled at SBI Colony ground, near Hanuman Temple around 0025 hours of Monday. Acting swiftly, a team of cops, led by API H L Rulkar, rushed to the spot and surrounded the gang. On being confronted on the reason for assembling at the ground at odd hours, the miscreants fumbled in reply. The cops immediately detained four members of the gang and frisked them. The accused were found possessing two sharp-edged knives, nylon rope, chilli powder to be used in the dacoity. However, the other 5-6 members of the gang managed to flee the spot taking advantage of darkness.
MIDC PSI R L Wankhede, on the basis of a complaint lodged by the API Rulkar, booked the four accused Pawan Ashok Vaidya (20), Sheikh Kalim Sheikh Munnawar (19), Akshay Dayaram Suryavanshi (18) and Ranjit alias Lucky Ramprasad Dhaneshwar (20), all residents of Rajiv Nagar, under Section 399 of the IPC and placed them under arrest. A hunt has been launched to nab the absconding members of the gang.