Dacoits

  • SHO transferred for negligence of duty August 5, 2014

    The station house officer has been transferred for alleged negligence of duty in connection with a tourist bus loot incident in Charthawal area in Muzaffarnagar, police said. "The SHO, BN Parashar has been transferred to lines for negligence of duty and MP Singh has been posted in his place," SSP HN...
  • Over 300 passengers looted on Janshatabdi Express heading from Ranchi to Patna July 2, 2014

    Patna: A brazen dacoity took place on board the Janshatabdi express in Jharkhand on Tuesday night. More than 300 passengers were looted on board the Janshatabdi express that was heading to Patna from Ranchi. More than 30 armed dacoits looted of gold worth several lakhs from passengers in the...
  • Wanted dacoit carrying cash reward arrested in Guna May 30, 2014

    Kashmira Singh, a dacoit who was carrying a reward on his head, and his three associates were arrested by the police late last night after a brief encounter, police said on Friday. Kashmira was wanted in 19 cases and the police had announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information leading...
  • In Bundelkhand, exdacoit fights election on SP ticket April 28, 2014

    Bundelkhand: If dacoits in Bundelkhand's BandaChitrakoot constituency have their way, then one of their own will be representing them in the 16th Lok Sabha. Not just that, many gangs in their campaigns have issued a diktat to villagers that they must vote for the former outlaw. It is said that Chitrakoot...
  • Police arrest dacoit carrying reward of Rs 5 lakh April 23, 2014

    A dacoit carrying a reward of Rs 5.10 lakh on his head was arrested by Gujarat police along with three of his associates from Shivpuri town in Morena, police said on Wednesday. The dacoit, identified as Manish Gusain, and his three associates, Gaurav Tomar, Pushpendra Singh and Vinay were arrested last...
  • In Bundelkhand, dacoits still call the shots April 21, 2014

    In Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, power still flows from the barrel of the gun, where - believe it or not - dacoits play a key role in deciding who will win the five parliamentary seats from the region. The gang of Sudesh Patel, more popularly known as Balkhariya, has been...
  • Ex-dacoit campaigns for Samajwadi Party candidate Renu Yadav April 18, 2014

    Renu Yadav, a former dacoit is now a Lok Sabha candidate for the Samajwadi Party. Yadav is being supported by another former dacoit Munni in her election campaign. ...
  • Inter-state gang of dacoits busted by Delhi Police March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: With the arrest of four men, including a Bangladeshi national, Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of dacoits which used to target godowns in Delhi, Meerut and Agra. According to police, Sagar alias Jahangir (35), a resident of Bhagirath district of Bangladesh, is the...
  • Police arrest two dacoits January 4, 2014

    Two bandits, wanted in many cases in the region, were arrested near Toll Plaza falling under Farah police station in Mathura on Saturday. Nazim alias Kallu, a declared bandit carrying a reward of Rs 5,000 on his head, and Akil, wanted in several heinous crimes in Aligarh, were arrested and Rs...
  • MP police team launches manhunt to nab Mahadev Ghati dacoits September 17, 2013

    Shivpuri: Three people were kidnapped by unidentified dacoits on Monday night from Mahadev Ghati, demanding a ransom of Rs 10 lakh for their release. Identified as Kalyan Dhakad (36), his brother, Champalal Dhakad (30) and brother-in-law Purshottam (33), the three were on their way to Magardha from Dulara village in the...
  • Five dacoits accused of raping woman constable arrested August 28, 2013

    One more accused was arrested on Monday, taking the total arrests to five in the August 22 twin incidents of loot and alleged rape of a woman police constable in Latehar district, the police said on Tuesday. "Two among the five dacoits had 'raped' the woman constable, and they are identified...
  • Six arrested in Karnataka for Jaipur gold heist June 30, 2013

    Karwar: Six interstate dacoits were arrested in Karnataka on Saturday for looting gold ornaments valued at crores of rupees from a jewellery shop in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur June 24, a police official said here. "The dacoits were nabbed after a car in which they were travelling was intercepted at Baleguli...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Notice to minister on praise of dacoits January 11, 2013

    Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notices to state Medical Education Minister Anoop Mishra, Gwalior Mayor Sameeksha Gupta and others in connection with a programme eulogising dacoits recently. The division bench of Justices SK Gangele and GD Saxena issued the notices on Wednesday on a contempt petition filed by...
  • Policeman's daughter weds jailed dacoit December 4, 2012

    Dholpur: In a rather strange case in Dholpur the daughter of police head constable Roop Singh, who is posted in Delhi, married a dreaded dacoit of the Chambal ravines. The girl Mona married Shiv Dutt, a dacoit who carried a huge reward on his head. Shivdutt, accused in 15 cases,...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man kills wife, blames 'dacoits' July 3, 2012

    Pollachi: A farmer landed in the police net on Monday when he attempted to cook up a dacoity drama after killing his wife. The 33yearold farmer, K Sivakumar of Rangasamuthiram, reportedly confessed to his crime after police grilled him. He had laid out a perfect story stating that four robbers...
  • Phoolan's controversial legacy alive in UP polls February 23, 2012

    Kanpur: A huge coloured photograph of Phoolan Devi, the bandit queenturnedMP who was shot dead 11 years ago in New Delhi, adorns the wall of the first floor office of a shoe showroom. "She was my 'Behenji' (sister). I will always remember and respect her," said Mohammed Asim, 44, owner...
  • UP: Phoolan Devi's controversial legacy alive February 22, 2012

    Kanpur A huge coloured photograph of Phoolan Devi, the bandit queen turned MP who was shot dead 11 years ago in New Delhi, adorns the wall of the first floor office of a shoe showroom. "She was my 'Behenji' (sister). I will always remember and respect her," said Mohammed Asim, 44,...
  • Bihar dacoit Shakuntala Devi turns Bhojpuri film star October 3, 2011

    Shakuntala Devi was once a dreaded dacoit in Bihar, but now she is the star of a Bhojpuri movie on Bandit Queen. ...
  • Woman turns lifesaver, rescues husband from dacoits August 11, 2010

    Sarjana Singh braved a group of Chambal dacoits to bring back her abducted professor husband to safety. ...
  • Gallantry award fixed? Inspector says yes August 26, 2009

    The President's medal for bravery awarded to Bhopal SP Jaideep Prasad for killing a notorious dacoit in Chambal was allegedly fixed. An inspector has claimed it was he who shot the dacoit and not Jaideep Prasad. Here's a report. ...
  • Police did not bungle in killing Kewat: UP DGP June 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Police managed to kill bandit Ghanshyam Kewat on Thursday after a gunbattle lasting over 48 hours. Over 400 heavily armed police personnel were deployed to catch or Kewat dead or alive after he was trapped inside a house at Suruwal Rajapur village in Chitrakoot, 280 km from...
  • UP dacoit fights 500 cops, kills 3 before being shot dead June 19, 2009

    New Delhi: For almost 48 hours, nearly 500 Uttar Pradesh Police officers tried to catch a single dacoit and he kept them running around in circles. The police tried everything setting on fire houses that they thought the dacoit was hiding in and even using a bulldozer to pull...
  • 500 cops kill one dacoit after 3day shootout June 18, 2009

    Lucknow: After battling over 400 heavily armed police personnel for more than 50 hours in an Uttar Pradesh village, bandit Ghanshyam Kewat was on Thursday shot dead after he tried to escape by jumping off the roof of the house under siege. Before attempting his escape, Kewat killed a constable of...
  • 12 of a family burnt to death by dacoits in MP March 19, 2009

    Satna: Suspected dacoits burnt to death 12 members of a family, including children, in a village near here, police said. The last night's incident is suspected to be the handiwork of the gang of dacoits led by Sunder Singh Patel or Khar Dushan Patel, they said. The dacoits sprinkled kerosene on all...
  • Encounter: Dacoit Thokia alias Ambika Prasad shot dead August 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Dacoit Thokia alias Ambika Prasad has been shot dead in an encounter with Special Task Force (STF) near Chitrakot on Monday. He had several criminal charges against him and carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on him. Uttar Pradesh (UP) police sources told CNNIBN that the encounter took...
  • Bangalore cops arrest notorious dacoit 'Rod' Shyam October 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The Bangalore city police on Monday arrested notorious dacoit Rod Shyam who had escaped from the jail in August. The 45yrold, who had been serving his sentence at the Kolar subjail for murder cases before he escaped, is accused of 27 murders and 27 dacoities. If he had not...
  • Bundelkhand dacoits flourish with political support September 5, 2007

    Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh): It's a terrain where the forest hides more than it reveals. The inhospitable terrain in the Patha hills of Bundelkhand has been home to scores of dacoit gangs over the last 30 years. They operate from these hillocks without fear of law. And why not, when they...
  • Dacoit 'bro' comes to save cop's wife June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The bond between brother and sister is perhaps one of the most sacrosanct of all relations, especially in India. Tied by the pious thread of Rakhi, brothers are entrusted with the responsibility of helping their sisters, come what may. An interesting case, perhaps depicting the brothersister relationship in the...
  • Dacoit demands Rs 3.3 mn ransom November 3, 2006

    Bhopal: Notorious Chambal dacoit Jagjivan Parihar has demanded a ransom of Rs.3.3 million to release three people he took hostage from Madhya Pradesh's Morena district a week ago, police said on Friday. Parihar, who carries a reward of Rs.500,000 on his head, had kidnapped five people from Morena, 465 km from...
  • Cops charge infant with dacoity October 31, 2006

    Patna: In lawless Bihar, security issues are the top concern for police officials. So much so that this time a threemonthold infant has been charged with dacoity in Patna by the police. The child, Praveen Kumar of Nehalpur village, has been named one of the accused in the bus loot...