Zuber Maulana’s gang nabbed planning to commit dacoity


Crime Watch

Illicit weapons seized; Zuber was wanted in connection with 49 offences 

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal City police have nabbed notorious criminal Zuber Maulana’s gang while they were planning to commit dacoity in the city on Saturday night. The police have seized large amount of illegal weapons from the possession of the accused. The police are interrogating all the suspects. Seven people, including dreaded criminal Zuber Maulana, were arrested and five guns and 21 cartridges seized from them in the Madhya Pradesh capital’s Nishatpura Police Station limits, police said. On the basis of specific information, police reached Badwai Bypass locality and cordoned off the culprits while they were planning to commit dacoity. Though the latter tried to escape, police succeeded in nabbing them. The accused admitted that they were planning to deflate tyres of two-wheelers and loot them. Four country-made guns, one 315-bore gun, 21 cartridges, a knife, two motorcycles, nine cellular phones, chilli powder, torch and other material besides Rs 31,000 cash were seized from them. Zuber (29), Wasim (28), Danish (20), Syed Aman (21), Salman (25), Arbaz (20) and Mohsin Khan (29) were arrested. Zuber was wanted in connection with 49 offences. He had also faced externment orders earlier. Recently, he had opened fire at Kilol Park and Roshanpura area to instill fear during which one person was injured. The city police were looking for Zuber Maulana gang as it was involved in many crimes. The police will produce all the suspects in the court and seek their remand. Police said the accused had committed several crimes in the Shyamala Hills and Jehangirabad areas of the city. After this the DIG police Dharmendra Chaudhary had issued instructions to launch hunt for the criminals. A joint team of the police was formed that included SP (South) Ajay Singh and ASP Sameer Yadav, CSP Lokesh Sinha and TI BP Singh and other police officials. On Saturday night police received information about the suspects following which the cops nabbed the accused persons from Badwai Jod Jail Road Karond. Police arrested Maulana Zuber and his accomplices while they were planning to commit dacoity. Police seized four illegal country-made pistols, one country-made revolver, 21 cartridges, knife, two motorcycles, red chilli powder, nine mobiles, torch and about Rs 32000 cash from the accused. During interrogation, the accused admitted that they were planning to commit dacoity. Police believe the suspects could be involved in other incidents of crime. Investigations are on.

BBA student arrested for sending obscene photos to girl

The cyber cell on Friday nabbed a 21-year-old man for allegedly creating a fake Instagram profile and sending obscene photographs to 20-year-old girl. Accused had fallen in love with the girl but got enraged after she refused to talk to him. He created a fake Instagram account in the name of one of her close male friends so as to create a rift between the two and come close to her. According to police, the accused was identified as Ravi Gohatia, a resident of Ratibad locality, who was pursuing his BBA from a private management college. The complainant girl also lives in Bhopal and is Gohatia’s classmate. A case was registered after the girl lodged a complaint against an unidentified accused in the cyber cell. SP (cyber-cell) Shailendra Singh Chouhan said complainant told police that an unidentified person had created a fake Instagram account using the name of one of his close male friends named Pankaj. Accused was sending obscene pictures on her Instagram account. Chouhan said that after registering a case, police initiated probe during which it tracked down the user of the fake account and rounded up Gohatia.Police questioned him when he confessed of committing the crime citing his one-sided love towards the complainant. Gohatia stated that as the girl also used to study in the same college, he fell in love with her. However, she didn’t show any interest in talking to him. It was then he planned to create a fake Instagram account with an intention to malign his image before her and create a rift between the two. But after receiving obscene photographs, when she confronted her friend, he denied having any such account and later she lodged a complaint. Gohatia thought that after creating a rift, he would get close to her which didn’t happen. Further investigations are on, said Chouhan.

Gang involved in committing theft in trains busted

Five members of a gang who were involved in stealing a jeweller’s bag carrying around 1 kg gold jewellery and Rs 2.5 lakh cash from Kerala Express train was nabbed by a joint team of Government Railway Police and cyber cell on Saturday. One member of the gang is still on the run. SP (Rail) Ruchi Vardhan Mishra said that 52-year-old Agra-based jeweller Rajkumar Agrawal, in his complaint filed with Itarsi GRP on April 7 stated that he had gone to Itarsi and Vidisha on a business trip. While returning, he was travelling on a special coach for the disabled in Kerala Express from Bhopal to Itarsi. During the journey, he fell asleep and found out that his bag was missing. He was carrying Rs 2.25 lakh cash and 940 gram gold jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh. The accused fled while the train slowed down at Midghat section. Agrawal reported the matter to Itarsi GRP where a case was registered and the case diary was transferred to Habibganj GRP. Acting on the complaint, a special joint team of GRP (Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal and Vidisha) along with the cyber cell was formed for investigations. The team searched footage of more than 100 CCTV cameras and busted the gang. The nabbed accused are from Berasia in Bhopal and Vidisha. The accused were identified as Naresh Kirar (24), Laxmi Dhakad (23), Jitendra Dhakad (28), Lakhan Dhakad (19) of Vidisha and Jitesh Kirar (25) of Bhopal, while another accused Shubham Dhakad is still at large. Lakhan used to work at a goldsmith’s shop in Vidisha where the victim had visited and he tipped-off other members of the gang. SP Mishra said that the gang members have confessed to the crime. The gang committed crimes in a planned manner and would share the stolen or robbed valuables evenly.

Lakhs stolen from house of retired forest officer

Under Kolar police station, unidentified thieves stole valuables wor4th lakhs from the house of a retired forest officer. Victim Sushil, 63, resident of Kanhakunj Phase 1, is a retired forest officer. On March 29, he went to Chhindwara along with his family to take part in a marriage ceremony. He came back on April 21 and found the lock of the house was broken and the belongings were lying scattered about. The victim told the police that ornaments and other valuables worth over Rs 1 lakh had been stolen.