Dumka: A hardcore criminal who was involved in a series of bank dacoities committed across Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal has been arrested by the Dumka Police.
Addressing a press conference here Dumka SP YS Ramesh said acting on a secret information a patrolling team of the Town Police Station nabbed a man moving in a suspicious manner from Posarao bridge from whose possession a country-made pistol and a live cartridge was recovered.
Upon questioning the man identified himself as Naseem Khan alias Jabbar (49) who hails from Barhi of Hazaribagh district and presently lives in Gurgaon.
The man confessed that he along with his other gang members had so far committed dacoity worth Rs 3 crore in Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.
The SP said that the man was also the mastermind behind the loot at PNB bank in Dumka which took place in 2018 and is an active member of Madhav Das gang which specializes in conducting bank dacoity.