Jamshedpur, Aug 27: Unidentified assailants shot dead a 55-year-old man identified as Jabbar Ansari at Kapali in the outskirts of steel city, early Friday morning. The incident took place at around 6 am when Ansari, a former driver of Kapali police station, was returning home from a near-by tea-stall. Two bike-borne youths who were following him opened fire from a close range near Dubi dam at Ansar Nagar killing the victim on the spot.
The gun- shots spread panic in the area. Soon after the incident police from Kapali police station reached the spot, took the body into their possession and sent it to MGM Medical College for post-mortem. Police also recovered two empty gun cartridges from the spot. A probe was initiated by police to know about the cause of murder. Initial probe suggests that the murder was an outcome of some land related dispute.
Sources said Ansari used to have his morning tea near-by Mochiram Chowk at Ansar Nagar. Taking advantage of this the unidentified assailants attacked him. Police have started carrying out raids in the area to nab the culprits. Meanwhile, resentment was prevailing in Kapali among the locals as this was the second incident of murder in last two months. In June, an eatery owner was shot dead in a similar incident.
A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of attacks, thefts and loot taking place across the city. While the deteriorating law and order situation in the city remains a major concern, the police personnel are busy cooperating with the district administration in fighting against the spread of Coronavirus.
The city had been free from crimes, but now the ‘knife culture’ has taken roots. The police should act with utmost vigil and nab the accused. The increase in crimes is a matter of concern. Thefts were common but the recent rise of cases of murders is serious,” said a district official.
Meanwhile East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police (SSP) M Tamil Vanan recently held a crime meeting at his office and asked his team to strengthen their intelligence network to rein in the city’s soaring crime graph.