Jamshedpur, April 9: Police have claimed to crack the loot incident which took place in Adarsh nagar Phase no. 7 under the Sonari police station area on March 5.
The claim was made following the arrest of one Suraj Kumar Das, a resident of Quarter No. 64, Park Enclave, Bistupur outhouse, on Saturday.
“Suraj has admitted his involvement in the case and named five others involved in the armed robbery. During interrogation, a pair of robbed silver anklets, one mobile phone, a gun and a live cartridge was recovered from the possession of Suraj,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Anoop T Mathew, said.
Addressing a press conference, the SSP said Suraj also admitted his gang’s involvement in Baradwari Aakash Flat robbery under Sitaramdera Police Station on February 28 this year.
Five others involved in the case are still at large and they include Nirmal Serafin, a resident of Moubhandar under Ghatshila police station; Sunil Kumar Ranjan of Adityapur, but his native place is Rohtas in Bihar; Rakesh Bahadur of Birsanagar; Raju George of Golmuri and one RK.
The SSP informed that a team led by DSP (headquarters-II) Amar Pandey was formed to investigate both the incidents.
Meanwhile, a gang of armed robbers guised as cops and fled with cash and jewelry worth over Rs 15 lakh from a residential flat at Sonari last night.
The robbery at Sonari took place in an apartment located at Adarsh Nagar housing colony (Phase VII) on March 5. The house where the criminals swooped is on the third floor belonged to Tapan Chatterjee, a retired Tata Steel employee.
Tapan’s wife Sushma had informed the police that a gang member donning police cap came and said they have a search warrant as they have information that the couple has given shelter to a criminal known as Jitendra Singh.
However, when the couple him to show the search warrant and his I-card, three more men, all aged between 40 and 30 years, entered the house forcibly and bolted the door from inside.
Sushma said, “Then one of the robbers moved around the flat, asking where we have hid Jitendra and after returning to the hall, he demanded that we open the safe, claiming that we have hidden Jitenrdra’s pistol in it.”
When the robbery took place, a private security guard was posted at the gate of the Adarsh Nagar Phase VII, but he said he did not get any indication of the crime.