Arunachal Pradesh: 8 held in connection with bank theft bid

GUWAHATI: The Police In The Lower District Of Arunachal Pradesh In Lower Dibang Has Eight Persons Arrested For Alleged Involvement In Attempting Bank Robbery.

On Saturday Evening, A Gang Of About 10 Robbers - All From Assam - Armed With Gas Cutters And Firearms, Were Engaged In A Firefight With The Police After Being Stopped At A Checkpoint.

SP Sanjay Kumar Sain Said That A Former NDFB Militant Is One Of The Arrested ..

" Upon Interrogation, The Arrested People Revealed That They Were Involved In ATM Robberies In Different Parts Of Assam And In The Past. We Could Thwart Their Attempt As A Result Of The Gang's Contribution To The Robbery In The Roing Township," Sain Told TOI .

" The Five Members Of The Gas Cutter Group Were Arrested While Trying To Escape In A Car. The Other Five Members Of The Gang Opened The Fire When They Intercepted Near The Bomjir River. A Bullet Hit The Car Of Deputy SP And Mine PSO Wore A Bulletproof Jacket. In The Firefight, We Arrested Three Of The Suspects And Recovered Guns From Their Possession. Two Members Of The Group Jumped Into The River And Escaped," Said Sain.

He Said That All Three China-made Pistols Wore Together With Eight Live Rounds.

Sain Said That The Interrogation Of The Eight Arrested Members Of The Gang Is On And That The Whereabouts Of The Two Currently In Hiding Will Soon Be Discovered.