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Eight armed criminals arrested planning to commit serial killings

Eight armed criminals were arrested while they were planning to commit a serial crime including killing of a politician and contractor in the steel city here last night, a senior police officer today said.


PTI Last Updated at 27 Jul 2018, 21:07 IST India

Eight armed criminals were arrested while they were planning to commit a serial crime including killing of a politician and contractor in the steel city here last night, a senior police officer today said.

A police team has recovered two semi-automatic pistols, two country-made pistols, 45 live cartridges of 7.65 bore, 12 rounds of .315 bore, four motorcycles and mobile phones from their possession, Senior Superintendent of Police, Anoop Birtharay said.

Addressing a press conference jointly with Superintendent of Police (city) Prabhat Kumar, Birtharay said they had specific information that a group of criminals had gathered at a company quarter in a farm area under Kadma police station last night.

A police team headed by Kumar was formed to apprehend the criminals. Accordingly, the team comprising several police station officers-in-charge conducted a raid and arrested eight criminals while six to seven others managed to escape under the cover of darkness, he said.

The arrested told the police during interrogation that they had planned to kill one contractor, he said adding that they had also opened fire on one person of Kadma locality to mislead the police.

The criminals also confessed that they were involved in the firing on a Congress leader recently in Sakchi. A case has been registered under Kadma police station in this regard and further investigation was on, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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