TURA | June 16, 2019:
A ‘notorious’ group of dacoits have been arrested by the police in the wee hours of Monday. The group that had been active on the NH – 62 were arrested after a night long raid conducted by the police in North Garo Hills.
The three criminals arrested have been identified as Sental M Sangma (18), Willi M Sangma (21) and Bibibirth M Sangma (27). All three are residents of Mejolgre Wanso in Rongmil under Rongjeng PS in East Garo Hills.
The three arrested were part of a larger gang of criminals who were involved in various cases of loot and dacoity along the NH – 62.
The operation was carried out this morning by the Kharkutta PS along with the Wageasi OGC, between 3-5 am. Sources said that other members from the group were on the run after the three were arrested by the police.
“Based on information from our sources, a joint operation was launched on the night of June 15. In the raids three hardcore criminals were arrested and other members of the group have absconded. Weapons used by the criminals were also seized during the operation. We recovered one country made SBL gun from the gang,” said SP in charge of NGH, Billy Graham Marak.
The gang was involved in a series of highway crimes including firing upon a Bolero vehicles as well as stopping vehicles with the intention to loot. The gang is also suspected to attack vehicles by throwing stones at the driver, to cause injury and then loot them.
“We are doing our best to end dacoity on the NH 62 and efforts are on to nab the other members of the gang” said the acting SP.