Jamshedpur, May 23 : The police on Tuesday arrested three persons involved in Rs 2.26 lakh loot case that took place at Burmamines on May 11.
The police not only recovered the pistol and bike used in the crime, but also recovered Rs 90,000 from one of the accused and a refrigerator bought from the money.
Those arrested have been identified as Samir Das (26), Manjit Singh (42) and Sonu Dhibar (25), residents of Sidhgora, Golmuri and Sonari.
Deputy superintendent of police (city) Animesh Nathani said that they were investigating the incident and successfully nabbed the culprit. They first nabbed Sonu who worked as a supervisor under a construction firm at the IS&WP company in Telco.
“After probing Sonu, we arrested Manjit Singh and finally arrested Samir from their houses. We recovered a country-made pistol of .315 bore from the possession of Manjit and a bike from his house during the raid today,” said the City DSP.
A 35-year-old man Shushil Haripal was carrying a bag containing Rs 2.26 on Burmamines-Sakchi Road near Singhara Maidan under Burmamines thana on May 11 afternoon when two bike-borne criminals had intercepted him and one of them had trained gun at him. Haripal was carrying the money from Adityapur to IS&WP for labour payment at a construction site. Soon after the incident the victim had lodged an FIR with the Burmamines police station.
The victim, Shushil Haripal (42) was carrying the money for making labour payment for a construction work going on at IS&WP Company in Tinplate.The victim had to give in as he was hit by a pistol butt by one of the three looters.
Talking to the newsmen, Nathani said both Manjit and Samir would know each other and they had joined hands with Sonu and had hatched a plan to rob money of a construction engaged in IS&WP company three months ago.
“As per the revelation Sonu worked in that firm he was in the gang and planned how to loot the money which used to come from Adityapur to IS&WP on 10th day of every month for labour payment.
As the victim was carrying the money, Samir intercepted the victim’s bike near Singhara Maidan and Manjit looted it by sticking his pistol at the victim’s temple,” said the senior police officer.