Police recover bikes and helmets
Jamshedpur : The law and order situation is getting worse in and around the city and the cops seem to be helpless.
In yet another incident of organised crime, four bike-borne criminals looted Rs 10 lakh from officials of a city-based trading company by opening fire on the vehicle on NH-33 near Jamshedpur under Chandil police station area.
One of the victims, Mukesh Prasad, sustained bullet injury in his waist. He was rushed to Tata Main Hospital while on the other victims, Sebhendu Mukherjee, sustained injuries in the left ear.
On Friday morning the police recovered the bikes and two helmets which were found abandoned at Tamulia under Kapali thana outpost.
One of the victims, Pintu Prasad, who is a resident of Bhuiyandih, said they were returning from Ranchi after collecting Rs 10 lakh payments from another trader.
“I am in state of shock and don’t know who were involved in the act. But I can recall that my brother Mukesh, cashier Mukherjee and myself were seated in the vehicle.
Suddenly two bikes with a pillion rider seated each of them came from behind. After getting down from the bikes, one of the four criminals asked me to hand over the bag that contained money. When I protested he fished out a pistol.
But still when I resisted, another criminal who was also close to our SUV’s door fired a shot, which hit my brother. Subsequently, they forcibly opened the door and snatched the bag that contained Rs 10 lakh. Latter they vanished in the dark,” narrated Pintu.
He said the incident took place Hotel Wave International, which was about 10 kilometres away from Jamshedpur.
Soon after the incident East Singhbhum as well as Seraikala-Kharsawan district came into action for tracing the culprits responsible for the armed loot.
Superintendent of police, Seraikela-Kharsawan Indrajit Mahthe said they have already recovered the two bikes and as many helmets which were suspected to have been used by the looters.
The Seraikela-Kharsawan SP, when asked, said that they suspected the involvement of the driver behind the armed loot.
” It is early to comment but we have nabbed the driver and are trying to get the answer exactly why did he stop the vehicle at so late in the night on seeing another SUV ahead. He even removed the ignition key from the vehicle,” said Mahthe.