Published On : Wed, May 30th, 2018

Sitabuldi cops foil dacoity, nab 7 members of gang gun, bullets seized

Nagpur: Acting of inputs, Sitabuldi police on Tuesday night foiled an imminent dacoity by nabbing a gang of seven desperadoes armed with a gun, two live cartridges, sword, knife and other material.

Cops received tip-off that a gang of suspicious persons had gathered at a dark spot behind MLA Hostel, Indira Gandhi Slums, Civil Lines, around 10.45 pm on Tuesday. Acting swiftly, a team of Sitabuldi police rushed to the spot and confronted the gang. Cops detained the miscreants and subjected them to intense interrogation. The gang members were identified as Sevak Tularam Masram (38), resident of Kharetown, Dharampeth, Nitin Ramaji Budhbawre (29), Yogesh Madhukar Budhbawre (28), Rohit Sadashiv Kangale (23), all residents of Chuna Bhatti, near Hanuman Temple, Ajni, Amol Keshav Bhalerao (29), resident of Indira Gandhi Slums, behind MLA Hostel, Vicky Arun Kukde (23) of Old Ajni, Dhote Layout, and Raju Tulshiram Sadmake (28), resident of Class 4 Building, behind New MLA Hostel, Civil Lines. The cops found the gang in possession of a gun, two bullets, big knife, sword, nylon rope, chilli powder and other material likely to be used in dacoity they were planning.

Sitabuldi API R B Mahale, based on complaint lodged by PSI Arun Bakal, booked the seven members of the gang under Section 399 of the IPC read with Sections 4/25, 3/25 of Arms Act and Section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act and placed them under arrest. Further investigation is underway.