Indore: Police arrested three persons while planning to rob a trader on Tuesday. Two of their accomplices managed to flee the spot. The accused admitted their involvement in two other robberies. ASP Manish Khatri said that a team of Rajendra Nagar police was instructed to trace the accused involved in robbery incidents of the area.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by in-charge Sunil Sharma managed to arrest three persons from near Choithram Mandi on Monday night. They were planning to rob a Mandi trader there. During police action, two of their accomplices managed to flee from there.

The accused, identified as Sunil Solanki from Dewas, was earlier booked by the police for his involvement in theft and robbery at a petrol pump in the city. A country-made pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from him. A motorcycle used in the crime was also recovered.

Accused Raja Singh hails from Jabalpur and at present living in Dewas told the police that he was booked by the police of Jabalpur for his involvement in a murder case earlier. A knife and red chilli powder were recovered from him.

Their accomplice Rakesh Panwar of Sehore district was also arrested by the police. He was staying in Pipliyarao area of the city for last few months. He has about 17 criminal cases registered against him. A bike was also recovered from him. Police said that two of their accomplices– Manoj Sharma and Vishwas Soni– managed to flee from the spot. They are being searched by the police.

The accused confessed their involvement in two robbery incidents in Rajendra Nagar area. A person named Rakesh Osari was robbed of Rs 1.23 lakh near Bijalpur by the accused. Two bikes and Rs 30000 were recovered from the accused. During sustained questioning, the accused also confessed to rob a Mandi trader Shivaji Dolke of Rs 50000 after throwing chilli powder on his face a few months ago.

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