Youth shot at in Bistupur remains critical, police seize vehicle used


    Jamshedpur : The police are conducting raids to nab the assailant who in a late night incident, shot at and critically injured a youth at Gurudwara Bustee under Bistupur police station area. The victim, Vikram Sonkar 27, alias Vicky was rushed to the Tata Main Hospital where his condition is said to be critical.

    The attacker identified as Jyoti Sonkar who was accompanied by a bike rider, fired shots and vanished from the scene on the bike soon after the shooting incident. The police, however, nabbed the bike rider and seized the vehicle from Ranikudar under Kadma police station in the wee hours of Monday.

    The victim’s family alleged that it was Jyoti Sonkar who had tried to kill Vicky by shooting him.There was a property dispute between Vicky and Jyoti for the past five months.

    Superintendent of police (city) Karthik S said the police have already nabbed the youth who had come along Jyoti late in the Sunday night when Vicky was shot at. Karthik said that the police are investigating the incident and conducted raids at Jyoti’s house more than once and are confident to nab him.

    He said apart from the bike the police have also recovered two empty cartridges from the scene of firing.

    Vicky is a civil contractor and presently busy in constructing a multi-storeyed building at Sonari. Jyoti Sonkar used to help his father in running his family business of a bar-cum-restaurant at Bistupur.

    The normal evening hours of the Steel City have now literally turned into the vulnerable hours as the rising crime graph has indicated that majority of the crime in the industrial town has taken place in the evening. Out of the dozen odd criminal incidents that have shattered the normal life of the peace loving denizens of the city majority have been executed in the dark.

    Although, the police have been maintaining mobility and increased its on road presence during the evening hours but criminals have selected the 6 to 12 midnight time as the ideal hours to execute their criminal designs.

    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.

    Though such incidents are frequently occurring in various parts of the city, the police have not able to control the situation. People coming out of banks after withdrawing money have been the victims in a majority of the cases.

    There is no denying the fact the district administration has increased police surveillance activity over the weeks with scores of policemen in uniform and plain clothes holding surprise checking of the vehicles and arms at every nook and corner of the city.

    But, the criminals have managed to accomplish their unlawful agenda despite heavy police bandobast reminiscing the days of early nineties when the then police superintendent Parvez Hayat was charged of poor law and order machinery.


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