Delhi police arrests Hazaribagh court shootout mastermind

Delhi police arrests Hazaribagh court shootout mastermind

hazaribaghcourtANINew Delhi, Aug 2 - Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out the June 2 shootout in the Hazaribagh court complex with the arrest of most-wanted gangster of the coal belt of Jharkhand. The accused, identified as Vikas Nath Tiwari, was today arrested from Chelmsford Road. Senior police officials said he was involved in orchestrating the killing of the chief of his rival gang, Sushil Srivastava, who was sprayed with 30 bullets fired from an AK-47 assault rifle. "On June 2, a man with an AK-47 rifle had sprayed bullets inside a court complex in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district, killing three people, as two-decade-old gang war for dominance over a lucrative extortion business in the eastern state flared up," Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said. Gangster Sushil Srivastava and two of his henchmen were killed in the daytime shooting, while a police constable and a civilian were injured after the man riding pillion on a motorcycle opened fire. Officials said the killings were spurred by the bitter feud between Srivastava’s syndicate and the Bhola Pandey gang, as they jockey for a bigger share of the pie in the trade of extracting protection money from coal merchants in the Ranchi, Ramgarh and Hazaribagh districts. However, after leaving the weapon, the perpetrators managed to flee the scene on a motorcycle.

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