Jamshedpur : In a major break brough the police today arrested criminals Imtiaz Warsi alias Chhota Chini and Mohammed Alamgir alias Raqqu, the accused who had absconded after committing Rs 12 lakh gold jewelery loot at Jugsalai market area on March 1.
The police have recovered Rs 1 lakh in cash, an auto-rickshaw and a bike from those arrested. On March 11, the police had arrested six persons, including two jewelers who had bought the looted gold jewelery from the robbers.
Those arrested were identified as Pervez Alam, Barun Sharma, Manoj Sao, Sanjiv Chowdhury, all in their early twenties and involved in the robbery and Manoj Burman (45) and Raju Burman (35), both residents of Olidih in Mango. Apart from these arrested persons, two more criminals, Imtiaz Warsi and Raqqu, both residents of Azadnagar, Mango were also involved in the robbery, but had managed to escape.
Senior superintendent of police Amol V Homkar said that both Chhota Chini and Raqqu were the dreaded criminals and had fled to Kolkata after committing the robbery in Jugsalai on March 1 night.
The special team which was searching for the two got a tip off about the criminals’ hideout nabbed both of them,” said Homkar.
Revealing about their achievement, senior superintendent of police Amol V Homkar said that the six criminals had�on March 1 night followed the Calcutta-based gold trader Mintu Karmakar from Sakchi and had finally robbed him at Jugsalai market.
The victim was identified as Mintu Karmakar. He is a resident of Jahura Bazar Lane in Kolkata. Sources informed that he had come to the steel city for business in the city. The incident took place at around 10 pm when Karmakar (57) was returning to Rahul Lodge in Jugsalai where he has staying.
According to sources, the victim was returning to the lodge by walking as he took a turn toward his lodge, two biker-borne criminals suddenly appeared before him and forcibly snatched away the bag which contained the gold ornaments and the cash.
Sources said the victim was talking over his cell-phone, which fell down from his hand and was damaged.� Soon afterward he went to the Jugsalai police station to file the police complaint.
The officer-on-duty said that those committed the crime must have followed the victim’s activity closely before committing the loot.�
Sources informed that Karmakar used to visit the steel city regularly and stay at the lodge.� He used to supply gold ornaments to some of the jewelers here in Sakchi , Kadma and Sonari.
As the price of gold skyrockets with each passing day, snatchers in the city are striking it ric Moreover incidents of conmen diverting the attention of the public and making away with their bags containing cash and valuables have also been on the rise in the city. Despite efforts to curb the incidents by the police the situation remain the same.