15 Mar 04:
14 robbers were arrested from two locations in the industrial belt last night. A substantial amount of firearms were seized from their possession.
The police said that a gang of nine robbers assembled in a rented house in Link road area, Durgapur. They were from Jamui, Bihar and were hired by a local iron scrap mafia,
Md. Firoz operating in Benachity here. They had planned to rob a house in the same
Benachity pocket. Four pipe-guns, two Bhojalis and 26 rounds of ammunition were seized from their possession. The gang leader Prahlad Singh, according to the police was the principal accused of robbing a
jewellery shop and murdering one staff of the shop in 1994 in
Benachity area. The police also arrested five robbers from Nupur village in Raniganj when they were preparing for a dacoity in a house
of that village. Two firearms were seized from their possession.