Who is next on the target of three miscreants is the main question troubling the Indore police at present.
Though police are claiming that they are prepared to tackle any situation, but the worry lines are all too visible in the brows of senior police officials.
The miscreants appear to be “intelligent”, tricky and they are surely dangerous.
The Ujjain police have handed over a photograph of one of the miscreants, which they have retrieved from CCTV footage to their Indore counterparts, but as per senior police officials they are still identifying him.
Police were earlier guessing that it was a notorious criminal Manoj ‘Nitra’, but a crime branch officials said that Nitra would never get involved is such looting sprees.
“Nitra has never attacked policemen. He is into extortion and stabbing to maintain his influence in the goonda-circle, but he is not known for this type of crime. We are eyeing on other gangs of the city, but till now nothing concrete has come out,” said the crime branch official.
After the chase of Wednesday night all police officials of the city are on their toes.
“We all were ready for an encounter last night. The miscreants have arms and they would surely have opened fire in a direct encounter. It was their destiny that they escaped from the spot,” said DIG Rakesh Gupta, while talking to media.
Senior police officials were monitoring the chase till 1.30 am.
“What went in their favour was the GPRS system of Ola cab. The location is traced about 15 minutes after the car crossed a particular place. The other trick which helped them was they removed stickers of Ola cab from the car and the registration number. The car looked like any normal car and we cannot intercept any car as many cars were on road then,” said the DIG.
“We are eyeing on every gang of the city. It seems that this gang wants to disturb the law and order of the city,” said ASP crime branch Vinay Chandra Paul.
“We had missed catching them by three minutes or they would have been nabbed,” said ASP (West) Aditya Pratap Singh.
IG Madhukamar has announced Rs 25,000 reward for providing any information about the miscreants. DIG Indore has also announced Rs 10,000 reward for any information.