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Third eye spots snatch duo

East Singhbhum police have zeroed in on the two bikers who snatched away a bag of cash from a Calcutta-based trader in Jugsalai, Jamshedpur, on Sunday evening.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed along Jugsalai-Station Road and victim Bhola Agarwal’s statement have revealed that the guy riding the sports bike was tall and slim, while the pillion-rider who robbed the trader of Rs 2.75 lakh was short and stout. Armed with the lead, a team from Jugsalai police station has launched a hunt for the duo, said officer-in-charge Ashok Giri.

Agrawal (40), a flour trader, was waiting for an auto-rickshaw to go to Tatanagar around 5.30pm after collecting dues from retailers when the bikers accosted him. Police suspect the duo had followed him from Kadma, through Bistupur and to Jugsalai.

OC Giri, who is also the inspector of Jugsalai-Bagbera-Parsudih Circle, claimed the role of a new gang behind the attack. “Earlier, the Lulla gang was responsible for most cases of snatching in the steel city. But the gang has not been on the prowl ever since Lulla was killed in an encounter in Mango on April 16. Yesterday’s snatching was the handiwork of a new group,” he said.

SCCI president Suresh Sonthalia reiterated the need to step up security in the city. “Last evening’s attack was the fourth on a businessman from outside state within a year. Criminal gangs are giving the city a bad name and police are doing almost nothing to protect traders,” he said.


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