September 29, 2020

Cop led highway gang

Munger: Mukesh Yadav, 30, a suspended police constable of the Lakhisarai district police force, has been found leading a gang of six highway robbers in Jamalpur town for a long time.

A year ago, the Lakhisarai police chief had suspended Mukesh for dereliction of duty.

Now, his name has surfaced as the leader of a six-member highway robbers’ gang during the course of interrogation of two youths arrested by Jamalpur police oon Friday with the help of footage from closed-circuit television cameras.

The duo were held in connection with the daylight robbery of Rs 5 lakh from Nitish Kumar, an agent of Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited, a non-banking finance company of Hyderabad in Jamalpur town on May 21,” said Gaurav Mangla, Munger superintendent of police.

“The robbers held were Roushan Kumar Yadav, 18, a resident of Pariya Sotipur village under Bariarpur police station, and Govind Tanti, 20, of Fulka village under Jamalpur police station.

Police also recovered Rs 30,000 and two motorcycles from them during raid on their houses. One motorcycle belonged to suspended police constable Mukesh Yadav. They used the motorcycles in committing crimes,” said the SP.

“The arrested youths confessed to their involvement in the Nitish Kumar case robbery before disclosing that the highway robbers’ gang was led by the suspended police constable Mukesh. Now, the police are hunting for Mukesh and three of his accomplices in this connection,” said the superintendent of police.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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