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East Singhbhum police have recommended imposition of the stringent Crime Control Act (CCA) against 15 history-sheeters lodged in jail, coupled with “eviction orders” against two absconding criminals, in an effort to check the spiralling crime graph of the district.

In a letter to East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal on Wednesday, SSP Amol V. Homkar named the 15 criminals, all of whom have been charged with heinous offences ranging from murder to abduction.

Those in the list are Kallu Ghosh; Munna Ghosh; Sagar Kumar Shah; Chandan Ghosh; Shukmar Karmakar, alias Thumka; Akaash Gope, alias Daku; Govinda Paswan; Mohammed Israfil; Tinku Gope; Vikash Singh; Samir Sardar; Anwar Ali, alias Amaan; Pappu Datta; Mohammed Iqbal and Sudhir Dubey.

The deputy commissioner is now expected to move the names to the state home department for issuing a final order. The immediate fallout of the move, Homkar explained, would be that none of the criminals in the list would be entitled to get bail.

“Each one of the criminals, against whom CCA has been recommended, was charge-sheeted in as many as seven grievous cases, including looting, dacoity, murder, extortion and abduction. Generally, criminals tend to get bail and go back to doing what they do best, ie, resume criminal activities,” the SSP said.

But, once CCA was imposed against the 15, they would not be able to apply for bail for the next year, Homkar explained.

This apart, the police have also recommended “district out” orders against two dreaded criminals who are still at large. The order effectively banishes the two, Raju Munda (26) and Jiten Gope (28), both facing extortion and arms act cases, from the East Singhbhum district.

Homkar revealed this was the first time that “district out’ orders had been recommended in East Singhbhum against two dreaded criminals.

Like CCA, the SSP explained, the district out order would be in effect for a year during which time the criminal isn’t allowed to enter the district. If he does, and is subsequently arrested, he will not be permitted to apply for bail.

Raju and Jiten, both Birsanagar residents, are wanted for robbery, extortion and Arms Act cases. While Raju has seven cases pending against him in Parsudih, Mosabani, Jadugora and Birsanagar, Gope faces four cases in Parsudih, Sundernagar, Telco and Birsanagar police stations.

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