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Rajasthan gold robber, two aides gunned down in Bihar

JAIPUR: One of Rajasthan’s top gold robbers, serious about plotting the sensational 57kg gold heists from Kota and Jaipur non-public finance companies, was on Saturday gunned down by way of the Special Task Force (STF) in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Manish Kumar Singh, a native of Vaishali, was gunned down at the side of his two aides — Mohammad Abdul Aman and Abdul Imam on Saturday. Singh’s name first cropped up for his alleged involvement in Muthoot gold loot case in 2017. Subsequently, a year later, Kota police in 2018 showed his involvement in planning the robbing within the Manappuram gold loan case.

A team of Jaipur crime branch, including the then DCP (Crime) Dr Vikas Pathak, had camped for several days along Bihar and Jharkhand border to track down the group chargeable for decamping with 30kg of gold worth Rs nine crore from Muthoot place of work in Jaipur’s Mansarovar house on July 20, 2017.

The crime branch managed to nab chief conspirator Subodh Kumar Singh from Bihar with the assistance of Bihar STF. During subsequent interrogation, the accused had named Manish Kumar Singh as some of the primary accused.

Even while the police had been raiding for the fleeing criminal, Manish Kumar Singh, his gang struck once more at Kota’s Manappuram gold loan place of work on January 22 and made away with 27kg of gold worth over several crores. “Kota police had arrested two of Singh’s aides — Gulab Singh and Sushil Kumar, natives of Uttar Pradesh, from Delhi in February 2018. Both Gulab and Kumar claimed Manish was the top accused.

But he had gone off our radar soon after the duo was arrested from Delhi,” an respectable informed TOI. The crime branch officers who had investigated the group’s modus operandi mentioned that Manish Kumar Singh had carried out equivalent robberies in other cities too. “He moved freely across many states, renting apartments on forged ID playing cards,” the respectable mentioned.

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