Rival gang members chase criminal to house of builder and open fire
Jamshedpur, Feb 26: In a telling sign of increasing morale of criminals in the city, two groups of criminals engaged in firing in broad daylight at Sonari on Friday coming after spurt in cases snatching and loot.
The latest incident posing question on the working style of city police, happened on Friday afternoon when criminals in an SUV fired indiscriminately at history sheeter Sonu alias Siyal riding a bike near the house of well known builder Phani Bhusan Mahato at Kagalnagar under Sonari thana area.
The criminal Sonu in order to save his life desperately entered into the house of the builder and the shooters who were giving him a chase fired at the house of the builder too and entered the house and fired at the criminal injuring him in the back portion and on seeing the crowd assembling the criminals fled. The criminal Sonu in an injured condition was taken to MGM Hospital. Though, the builder has nothing to do with the firing incident.
The Sonari police reached the spot and started probe into the incident and as per police sources notorious criminal Ravidas gang is involved in the firing as a revenge for the last year’s firing on him.
Incidentally, Sonari has witnessed skirmishes between criminal gangs in the past too.
Coincidentally, the same SUV (Bolero) which was used by the gang on Friday was used by the rival gang Hete in December 2019 to fire at Ravidas.
Police have taken CCTV footages of the firing incident which clearly shows how Ravidas on the SUV dashed against the bike of the criminal which made him to lose control and fell on the ground and started scampering on foot to save his life. Meanwhile, Ravidas started firing at him. Meanwhile, SUV rider rammed against the bike rider Roushan some how Roushan managed to flee from the spot.
Sonu alias Sial is seen scampering towards the builder house and entering through the gate and Ravidas and other criminals also entered into the house while chasing him and started firing and after a while all escaped from the house.
The footage also shows three criminals on two bikes who were also involved in the crime.
According to police sources, the injured Sonu is a member of the Hete group and has been released from jail last month and has several cases lodged against him. The incident has led to fear of another gangwar in Sonari area.