Rourkela, Dec 22 (LocalWire) A city businessman, who was allegedly faced a bullet attack about ten days back, was arrested by police on Saturday, along with four other associates, for conspiring the firing on self, in a bid to trap one of his business rival.
Significantly, police, besides forwarding the businessman in his bullet attack incident, also decided to open another such case, which occurred during 2013 against him.
According to sources, on Dec 11, Anmol Singh, a known businessman of the city, had lodged a complaint in Brahamani Tarang police station, alleging that while coming towards Rourkela on SH 10, two miscreants had suddenly opened firing at him and his men, on the outskirts of Rourkela city.
Police had registered a case under section 307 and Arms act and had stated investigation into the matter.
During investigation, it came to light that Anmol had rivalry over financial issues with one another businessman of Rourkela city, police said.
Anmol reportedly had hired two persons, identified as Sapan alias Sajan Tiwari and Dilu alias Dilsad Khan and paid Rs. 70,000 in cash to attack him, but they were not successful in their attempt, police added.
Sources said, after failing in their attempt, Anmol, along with Sajan and Dilsad, had conspired to attack their own vehicle so that the businessman in rivalry with Anmol Singh would come under the trap of police.
Accordingly, Sajan and Dilshad had hired two persons, identified as Shibu Bisoi and Sajan Mustaqu Alam for executing the second plan.
Accordingly, when Anmol and his associates were returning via SH 10, these two persons had opened firing at the vehicle, after Anmol and his men got down from it.
The bullet marks on the vehicle was produced in the police station, as the evidence of firing, sources added.
Police also recovered two nine mm bore pistol, four rounds of live ammunition, cash worth Rs. 70,000, one Hundai Creta vehicle, One Maruti Baledo, one TVS Apachi motorcycle and also one white coloured Toyata Innova (with bullet marks on body) from the arrested persons.
Senior police officials of the district, including DIG (WR) Kavita Jalan and SP Rourkela Uma Shankar Dash, briefed the media and revealed the details of the crime.
“It was not a very easy case, since the accused himself had made a conspiracy. Due to the sincere approach of Rourkela police team, under the leadership of SP Uma Shankar Dash, this case was solved,” said Kavita Jalan, DIG (WR).
“After development of this case, we are considering to reopen another similar case occurred with Anmol Singh,” said Uma Shankar Dash, SP Rourkela.
“We are also considering to take him in remand for investigating into the 2013 case,” Dash added.