The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Jharkhand Police has raided 230 hideouts of criminals associated with various criminal gangs in the last fortnight and arrested as many as 17 criminals after verifying 130 suspects.
Following this, a proposal has also been sent to all districts of Jharkhand to trace the names of 338 people associated with various criminal gangs. Inspector General of Police (Operations) A.V.Homkar, South Chotanagpur Range, DIG Anoop Birtharay and Superintendent of Police (ATS) Surendra Jha shared the information at a joint press conference organized at the state police headquarters to share the action of ATS in Ranchi, Ramgarh, Dhanbad and other districts.
Homkar said the action was taken on the instructions of the police headquarters. He said that as per the DGP's instructions, the ATS team is preparing a database of criminals of various gangs. Homkar said ATS action against gangsters will continue to adopt zero tolerance. "No criminal involved in organized crime and those who harbor them will be spared," he said.
"Gangsters whose 230 hideouts were raided include Aman Srivastava, Aman Sahu, Aman Singh, Prince Khan and Kalu Lama," Homkar said.
Details of the criminals were also shared during the press conference. The list of arrested criminals includes Chandan Saw, Bobby Saw, Sonu Kumar, Warish Ansari and Rajan Kumar, Digambar Prajapati of Aman Sahu gang besides Ejaz Ansar and Minku Khan of Aman Srivastava. Apart from these criminals, Rohit Munda, Abhishek Mallick and Shubham Vishwakarma of Kalu Lama Gang and Afzal Ansari, Danish Mallik, Tanveer Taslim of Prince Khan gang were also arrested. Others arrested include Buchan Singh of the Aman Singh gang and arms supplier Prabhakar Pandey.
As many as five pistols, one revolver, eight cartridges, two magazines besides cash of Rs 49.83 crore, one SUV, two bicycles and 22 mobile phones were found, it was learned. A police official said that out of the eight gangsters, six including Akhilesh Singh, Aman Sahu, Aman Singh, Luvkush Sharma, Vikas Tiwari and Aman Srivastava have been jailed while two including Dablu Singh and Prince Khan are absconding.
“Akhilesh and Aman Sahu are in Dumka jail while Aman Singh and Luvkush are in Dhanbad and Sahibganj jails. While Vikash Tiwari is in Hazaribagh jail, Aman Srivastava is in Ranchi jail,” said ATS SP Jha.