Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, May 11: City police suspect the role of a Mumbai-based gang in the loot of cash worth Rs 32 lakh from the two staff of Chhaganlal Dayaljee Sons at Bistupur on 14th February last.
According to sources, the gang members live in Mumbai but carry out their criminal activities in other states like UP, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. Some of the gang members have been arrested earlier in Lucknow and other parts of the country.
Sources said the gang’s modus operandi matches the modus operandi of criminals who have committed loot crimes in the city earlier. The gang members pose as police officers and commit loots mostly in plain clothes. They stop traders and businessmen and rob them in the name of checking. They also intercept women in isolated places and rob them of jewelry after threatening to kill them, sources said.
According to SSP Dr M Tamil Vanan, “We suspect the involvement of Irani gang of Lucknow and Mumbai in the incidents of cash and gold loot in the city. A team has been sent outside the city for this purpose. Although we have not been able to get the gang yet, we expect to arrest them pretty soon.”
The gang members purchase new bikes before committing loot crimes in a new city. They sell off the bike after committing the crime and leave for their next destination. This makes it difficult for cops to nab them.
A similar incident of gold loot was reported in Sakchi when unidentified criminals stopped two staff of a hallmarking centre and took away jewelry worth Rs 10 lakh from their possession in the name of checking their bags for narcotic substances.