Guwahati Police arrests 2 more in Dhirenpara Dacoity Case


Guwahati: In a major breakthrough, another two accused were arrested by Assam Police in the Dhirenpara dacoity case of October 5, including the man who allegedly open fired during the incident where one person was shot.

The two suspects, identified as Amarjyoti Sarania and Jomin Boro, were caught at Koklabari in Baksa.

Guwahati Police on Thursday apprehended another suspect, Ashish Mandal alias Bappi Mandal in the case who is thought to be the ‘mastermind’ behind the incident. Ashish was arrested from Fatasil Ambari.

The crime branch had earlier made two other arrests. Ganesh Das (36) and Omar Ali (19) were arrested in connection with the October 5 incident.

It may be mentioned that the incident occurred when a group of six dacoits in a doctors’ vehicle approached a jewellery shop with criminal intent on October 5.

Reportedly, a group of six dacoits in a doctors’ vehicle executed the crime at the house of one Gautam Paul who was also the jewellery shop owner.

After entering the house, the dacoits bolted the door from inside and forced three women and a child to kneel. The accused robbed the valuables from the house.

Upon trying to stop the vehicle and dacoits from escaping, one Liton Majumder was injured after the dacoits opened fire at him in a bid to escape the spot.