The Arunachal Pradesh police claimed to have caught ten dreaded criminals during an operation in Itanagar on Thursday. Acting on tip off recently the capital city police arrested these notorious criminals and seized huge haul of arms and ammunition, mobile phones, SIM cards and some cash from their possession.
They were believed to have been planning to accomplish a bank robbery in the state. Acting on a specific input on Thursday, led by SP of capital complex Devendra Arya, a police team comprising Itanagar SDPO, Techi Henyir along with his Naharlagun counterpart Jummar, Basar sub inspectors Techi Nega Karbom Tao conducted a raid where the gang was caught red handed.
Identified as Aftab Sheikh, Bamang Rokpu, Tamchi Ponung and Tamchi Natung, Hiba , Hiba Siku, Hiba Changriang, they are being interrogated. Police further have seized, one .22 Bore Pistol, one .32 Bore Revolver, five 7.55 bore Pistol, one Air Pistol, eight Magazines, 48 rounds .22 live Ammo,25 rounds 7.65mm Live Ammo, six unused SIM cards, stolen Bike, one car with cash of Rs 5280 etc.from their possession.
Home minister Tanga Byaling thanked the police team for successfully cracking the case. He also awarded commendation certificates to the police personnel.