| City superintendent of police Jayant Kant and (right) senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj with six of the arrested criminals on Thursday. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey |
Police on Thursday received accolades from residents for cracking two vital cases, including a loot case reported from the city’s Gardanibagh area.
In the first operation, six members of a gang involved in looting Rs 21.88 lakh were arrested and Rs 16 lakh recovered from them. In the second, an extortionist, who had unleashed a reign of terror among the businessmen of areas falling under the jurisdiction of three important police stations, was caught.
Sanjay Bharatiya, the proprietor of an iron sheet company, was all praise for men-in-uniform after it cracked the loot of Rs 21.88 lakh from his employees within two weeks. An overwhelmed Bharatiya said: “Thanks to the police for cracking the case within a short time.”
Bharatiya could not believe for a while after he received a call from senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj on Wednesday evening informing him about the recovery of around Rs 16 lakh of the Rs 21.84 lakh snatched from his employees on February 6.
Bharatiya, whose factory is in Mithapur, said: “I would like to appeal people to have faith in the police and co-operate with them in carrying out investigation. I shared information with the cops, who delivered instant results.” During the arrest of the six alleged criminals on Wednesday, Rs 16 lakh was recovered from them. Three motorcycles, which they had purchased from the share of the booty, were also seized. One of the arrested was an employee of Bharatiya’s company.
SSP Maharaaj said: “The offenders had not left any evidence to prevent police from getting leads in the case.”
In another operation, an alleged extortionist, Ravi Kumar, was arrested from Tripolia in Patna City on Thursday. The SSP said Ravi used to make extortion calls to businessmen hailing from the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Kadamkuan, Kotwali and the Gandhi Maidan police stations pretending to be Bindu Singh, a notorious gangster, lodged in Beur Central Jail.
Maharaaj said action had been initiated against a mobile shop owner, who used to provide SIMs to Ravi against fake documents.