Over 80 crimes committed so far
Indore: Despite committing about 80 crimes, including duping and loots, fake policemen are still at large. The police network has been proved ineffective so far in nabbing the culprits though the police have succeeded in arresting a few members of the gang.
It is surprising that some crimes were even recorded on CCTV cameras, still it is a big challenge for the police to nab them.
The gang targets physically weak, mostly elderly people. According to ASP Rajesh Sahay, these members create an atmosphere where the victim trusts them, while their confidence level is so high that nobody could doubt them.
The gang executes crime in an organized manner by planning it ahead. The members perform recce of the crime spot and explore possibilities of escaping in time of need. They generally stay at hotels and lodges before the crime.
A glance at the records reveals that about 80 crimes have been executed by the gang in past three years. Though police have been claiming that Irani gang is behind these incidents yet the police have failed in catching them.
The imposters are evading police of five states– MP, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Crimes have been taken place in Raipur ( Chhattisgarh), Kolkata ( West Bengal), Indore ( MP) and Bhusawal ( Maharastra). The Bhanawarkuan police had nabbed Iranian gang members a few years back from Bhusawal. Though the success doesn’t reveal much, yet the arrested members threw light on some of the incidents they had executed. A few members were also arrested by Annapurna Police this year on January 21, when they were trying to flee after a chain- snatching incident.
Those nabbed were Shanky, Khambar, Mohammed Ali and Sadiq ( all residents of Bhusawal). ASP Rajesh Sahay said that the police and Nagar Suraksha Samiti had made several efforts earlier also. A drive was also launched but it didn’t yield any fruit as people do not pay heed.
Nagar Suraksha Samiti district coordinator Amarjit Singh Sudan stated that real police never ask citizen to remove jewellery from their body. Posters and banners were also put up across the city to inform people but they generally turn a blind eye to it.