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    Published On : Thu, Sep 5th, 2013

    Shootout at Agrasen Square, Kotwali police arrest 5

    After failing to kill Sheikh Imran Sheikh, the gang members went on rampage and created a terror in the area by smashing four-wheelers and other vehicles with iron rods. The damage caused by the criminals put the vehicle owners at loss worth Rs 50,000.

    File Photo of similar incident at Lal Godam area in april

    Nagpur News: In a major success and breakthrough, Kotwali police have arrested members of a gang who tried to kill a youth and his family by indiscriminately firing bullets at his house in the dead of nighton Monday at 2 am. The gang of 15-20 criminals had also resorted to violent acts by smashing four-wheelers and other vehicles near the Agrasen Square, Shyam Talkies Road, Rustam Manzil. All the arrested goons have been sent to police custody remand till September 6.

    The arrested accused include Sheikh Irfan alias Sonu Sheikh Gafoor (26), Roshanbagh, Sadik Pervez alias Ashu Shakeel Pervez (21), Mahal, Mohd Shaharukh Shafi Sheikh (19), Tajbagh, Sohel alias Jabbar Nawab Ansari (25) Mominpura and Irfan Khan alias Datu Mehboob Khan (30), Ganjakhet. Kotwali police have launched a manhunt to arrest other gang members. Old rivalry was the reason for major attack.

    According to their plan, all the accused youths gathered at Sheikh Imran Sheikh’s house near Agrasen Square, Shyam Talkies Road, Rustam Manzil at about 2 am of Monday (September 2), and fired bullets at Imran and his family members but the bullets missed the targets. After failing to kill Sheikh Imran Sheikh, the gang members went on rampage and created a terror in the area by smashing four-wheelers and other vehicles with iron rods. The damage caused by the criminals put the vehicle owners at loss worth Rs 50,000.

    The Kotwali police put the arrested members of the gang at an intense questioning about their other accomplices. Police have seized a pistol and live cartridges. The focus of questioning is on how and from where the pistol and live cartridges have been procured by the arrested goons. Once they start spilling the beans, police would decide the further course of action.


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