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Two robbers arrested, five escape

Two dacoity were caught while committing dacoity in Chatra village of Dumka district, police said on Thursday.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:June 26, 2014, 7:47 PM IST
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Two robbers arrested, five escape
Two dacoity were caught while committing dacoity in Chatra village of Dumka district, police said on Thursday.

Two dacoity were caught while committing dacoity in Chatra village of Dumka district, police said on Thursday.

A group of dacoits barged into the house a grocery shop owner, Kanhailal Sheel late night on Wednesday and started committing

dacoity after taking his family members hostage at gun point, said Deputy SP AK Srivastav.

Someone in the neighbourhood informed the police and a patrolling team reached the spot immediately, Srivastav said adding that the officer-in-charge of Jama police station,

Farid Alam along with police force also reached the spot.

The police gheraoed the house of Sheel, which forced the dacoits to opened fire at the policy party, who did not retaliate apprehending that it could harm innocent villagers, he said.

The police team, however, managed their way into the house and arrested two while five others escaped firing in the air, Srivastav said.

The arrested persons identified themselves as Rajesh Singh and Uttam Sheel, he said.

Police has begun investigation into the matter and verifying the identity of the duo.

An axe, a dagger and Rs 8000 was recovered from their possession, Srivastav added.

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