Six fire-arms seized from Mango
Jamshedpur, Dec. 17: In a breakthrough, the police on Thursday arrested a 26-year-old youth for allegedly supplying fire-arms to various criminals involved in gang-war in the steel city.
The police have also recovered six fire-arms and large quantities of ammunition by raiding a place at Mango. The arrested person was identified as Prabir Kumar Singh, a resident of Gurudwara Road in Mango. The fire-arms that have been seized include four country-made pistols and two pistols of 7.65 MM.
Revealing about the breakthrough, senior superintendent of police, M Tamil Vanan said that acting on tip off the youth was arrested. Prabir who is younger brother of notorious criminal Pradip Singh was carrying out a business of fire-arms supply in the city.
” Soon after we got a clue, a police team led by deputy superintendent of police (headquarters-1) Pawan Kumar raided the house of Prabir at Gurudwara Road in Mango and picked him up. Though the police team failed to get any fire-arms during the search in the house, he was interrogated on being brought to the Mango police station in the small hours on Thursday. During the interrogation, Prabir confessed and revealed that he used to supply fire-arms to various criminal elements and presently he has kept a stock of six pistols at a friend’s house in Mango itself,” said Vanan.
According to the senior superintendent of police, acting on the information divulged by Prabir, the police team soon raided the house of Prabir’s friend on the Post Office Road in Mango and seized the pistols as well as the ammunition.
The senior SP said though Prabir’s friend had kept a bag as he was not aware that the bag contained the fire-arms. “The police team had also grilled the said friend of Prabir and let him go after it was convinced that he was not aware about the bag which he had kept at his house in good faith. But there is one other person indulged in the racket,” said Vanan.
A senior officer said they had been instructed to identify criminal gangs operating in the city and chart their pattern of committing crime. A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of thefts and robberies taking place across the city. The police administration has decided to increase night patrolling in the city, especially in Mango and Sakchi localities of the city.