7 dreaded criminals arrested from Kolaghat
Kolkata: Police have arrested 7 dreaded criminals from Kolaghat who were involved in various crimes including dacoity.
Police have seized Rs 69,000 cash and some sharp weapons from the accused. Police had prior information that miscreants would assemble near Midnapore canal under Kolaghat police station on Wednesday night.
A special team of police raided the area on Wednesday night. As the policemen were in plain clothes, the miscreants could not recognise them. The accused started assembling in the area with an intention to carry out dacoity in the area. The miscreants later tried to flee the spot when they apprehended that men in plainclothes might be police personnel.
The police officers managed to catch hold of all the seven accused and arrested them. According to the police, this group of miscreants carried out a series of dacoities in various parts of the district and outside and many cases have been pending against them.
Police were looking for this group for quite a long time but failed to get the whereabouts of these miscreants.
Recently, the police came to know that the gang members would be carrying out dacoity in Kolaghat.
A senior officer who was a part of the team said that the operation was carried out overnight and seven notorious criminals, who were involved in various crime incidents, have been arrested. Some weapons and hard cash have been recovered from their possession. They were remanded in police custody after being produced before a district court on Thursday.