September 28, 2020

ADM kin held for ‘gunfire’

Patna: A government employee’s son and brother were arrested by the Patna police on Monday for allegedly firing on Larsen & Turbo employees at the Anisabad area where the construction work of drainage was going on. The incident occurred on Sunday midnight at Sector 6 of the Anisabad area.

Acting swiftly, the Gardanibagh police arrested the son and brother of additional district magistrate (ADM) (food and civil supplies) Uday Pratap Singh, whose residence is at sector 6 of the area.

According to Gardanibagh police sources, the incident occurred when Uday’s son Markanday Pratap Singh and his brother Arun Kumar Singh stopped the workers and staff of L&T carrying out construction work of drainage in the area. The Gardanibagh police station house officer, C.P. Yadav, said: “The two persons – Markanday and Arun – were forcing the staff and workers of L&T to cover the drain outside their houses.” The two first stopped the workers from their duty and later beat them up.

The two youths also fired in the air to terrorise the staff and workers. Sources said Uday tried to control his son and brother. Sources also said that the two fired more than five rounds in the air to terrorise the people there.

As residents of area panicked after the firing, some of them informed the Gardanibagh police about the incident. The police reached the spot and arrested the youths. Garadnibagh police station SHO Yadav said: “Both the youths have been arrested under sections 307, 341 and 301 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The duo were forwarded to jail on Monday evening.”

In another development, the Rajiv Nagar police have busted a gang of robbers involved in a series of thefts at the Rajiv Nagar area. On May 18, cash and jewellery worth more than Rs 1 lakh were stolen from the house of one Kundan Kumar at road number 14. Apart from these, the Rajiv Nagar area in the past few months had been witnessing incidents of thefts. Based on CCTV footage and local intelligence inputs, the Rajiv Nagar police arrested one Nikhil Prakash.

During the daytime, Nikhil used to work as an electrician at the Bakerganj area while he used to commit robberies at night. The police have recovered Rs 46,300, a looted bike and a mobile phone from Nikhil’s possession.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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