- One another accused who had sheltered the criminals was also apprehended
- Two country-made pistols and one Mouser along with 10 live rounds (bullets) seized from them.
Activation of the network of informers, careful planning and execution of a systematic plan helped Nagpur city police personnel to apprehend two out of five dreaded criminals who had escaped from Nagpur Central Prison on May 14, 2015.
While addressing a press meet, Nagpur Commissioner of Police S P Yadav claimed that they had planned a move to draw the criminals out of their hiding place and succeeded in apprehending two of the five dreaded criminals.
The five dreaded criminals are identified as
- 1. Bisen Singh Ramulal Uikey aged 35 years. (MCOCA Offender)
- 2. Satyendar @ Rahul Rajbahadur Gupta aged 25 years resident of Kamptee (MCOCA offender)
- 3. Mohammed Shoaib @ Shibbu aged 25 years resident of Mankapur (MCOCA offender)
- 4. Prem @ Nepali Salikram Khatri aged 24 years (Many cases of looting, mugging etc)
- 5. Akash @ Golu Rajju Singh Thakur aged 23 years (Many cases of looting, mugging etc)
A case was registered against them by Dhantoli Police Station in Crime Diary under Crime No 3032/2015 under sections 224, 34 of Indian Penal Code. The Crime Branch personnel had been striving really hard for the past 45 days. They had visited the possible hideouts in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal Border, Bihar and all other places. While they had to return empty handed from these places, they succeeded in establishing a network of secret informants.
According to him, the cops used a punter to call the criminals and lay a trap claiming that there is a big heist planned by the goons in the city which if carried out properly could make almost everyone rich by at least crores of rupees.
This ruse worked and two of the five criminal identified as Mohammed Shoaib alias Shibbu aged 25 years and Prem alias Nepali Salikram Khatri aged 21 years came to a spot near Koradi near Bokaro Railway gate along with the person who had sheltered them in Uttar Pradesh identified as Arman Munna Malik aged 22 years and a resident of near Urrai Mauni Temple, District Jalon Uttar Pradesh on May 14, 2015. The police personnel from Nagpur Police Crime Branch had laid a fool-proof trap and as soon as they landed, they apprehended them. During a search of their person, the cops found two country-made pistols, one Mouser and 10 live rounds (bullets) totaling worth Rs 42,000/-. Based on the arrest, as is required, Assistant Police Inspector Gorakh Khumbar of Crime Branch lodged a complaint with the Koradi Police Station. The Koradi Police Station in-turn registered a case under Arms Act against the accused.
Planned modus operandi by accused in jail-break
Police Commissioner S P Yadav claimed that while interrogating the accused, they came to know the modus operandi used by the accused in the jail break. According to the Top Cop, the accused had smuggled the hacksaw blade inside their barracks by hiding it in their slippers. They had taken nearly 8 days to cut the iron bars of the windows from where they exited their barracks. They managed to somehow cross the first perimeter wall and when they approached the second and taller perimeter wall, they had to form a human pyramid by standing on the head of the other and finally reaching the top, they used the rope made out of the torn blanket pieces and pulled the others on the top. They then got down from the wall in a similar manner using the rope. An abettor who was waiting outside the wall on a motorcycle ferried three accused to Manewada and returned to ferry the remaining two to Mankapur Bus Stand. From there the accused had fled to Chhindwara.
CP S P Yadav claimed that a few days ago in another incident, these criminals had fired at a police constable of Madhya Pradesh Police and had succeeded in escaping from the Naka Bandi installed by Madhya Pradesh Police to apprehend them. Police Commissioner S P Yadav optimistic in apprehending the remaining criminals too. He considers this as a first success.
Police Commissioner S P Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police Anup Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Shrikant Tarwade, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deepali Masirkar and the rest of the police personnel of the Crime Branch were present during the press meet.
Pics By – Vinay Thorat (Vicky)