Two dacoits arrested in Uttar Pradesh

April 25th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Two dacoits carrying cash rewards for their capture were arrested Saturday after a gun battle with Uttar Pradesh’s Special Task Force (STF), police said.
“We nabbed Deepak Patel, who is the brother of the slain gangster Ambika Prasad Patel, along with one of his aides Shiv Naresh Patel today (Saturday) in the forests of Chitrakoot district,” Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brij Lal told reporters here. Chitrakoot is 280 km from Lucknow.

Deepak and Shiv were wanted by the police of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Both were wanted in several cases of murder, abduction and loot, he said.

According to the police, one semi-automatic Springfield rifle and two .315 bore rifles were recovered from their possession.

“The duo were running the notorious gang of the slain gangster Thokia after he was killed by the police in a gun battle last year,” said Lal, who termed the arrests an “achievement by the STF”.

While Deepak carried a reward of Rs.65,000 for his capture, a reward of Rs.60,000 had been announced for Shiv’s arrest.

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