Hazaribagh police arrested the mastermind of the Hazaribagh court clash Dilip Pandey late on Sunday evening.
He was man who allegedly planned the attack on Sushil Srivastava and others on the Hazaribagh court campus on June 4. Hazaribagh police also took an important member of this gang on remand on Saturday.
Hazaribagh superintendent of police Akhilesh Jha said that after the gang clash, the police were searching for the mastermind. During raids the police arrested some important members of Pandey’s gang, who were involved in the murder of another gang leader of Jharkhand, Sushil Srivastava, and others.
On the information provided by the arrested gang members, the Hazaribagh police examined the mobile phone of mastermind Dilip Pandey. On the basis of call details, the police raided the house of Sahdeo Sao of Rewali village of Katkamdag block of Hazaribagh district. A police team arrested the mastermind Pandey from there.
The SP said Pandey had visited the court campus two days before the gang war on the court campus. He said he was in regular touch with the leader of gang Vikash Tiwary.
Jha said the Pandey’s arrest was a success for the police. He said more than two dozen cases have been registered in the different police stations of Hazaribagh and Ramgarh districts of Jharkhand in this connection.
The Hazaribagh police have taken Rahul Dev Pandey on remand from the Hazaribagh central jail. Police are interrogating Rahul at a secret place.
The SP hopes that after the arrests of Rahul and Dilip, the police will be able to solve the mystery of the gang war between the Pandey and Srivastava groups. Gangster Sushil Srivastava and others were killed on Hazaribagh court campus on June 4 in this clash. Dilip Pandey is a resident of Patratu block.