Chatra, Apr 1 (UNI): Police has arrested five criminals who were involved in the murder of a trader in Piri Bazaar on January 17.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday Chatra SP Rishabh Jha that a special team led by SDPO Ashok Ravidas arrested the five criminals who are associated with a criminal outfit named New JPC.
The arrested have been identified as Manoj Bhokta, Tarkeshwar Bhokta, Binod Ganjhu, Birendra Ganjhu and Manoj Ganjhu. He said that two among them were nabbed from Bogodag village and three from Hurnali village under Simaria Police Station area.
Two rifles of .315 bore, 51 live cartridges, 3 cartridges of AK-47, a country made sixer, a single shot desi katta and 5 other cartridges were recovered from them.
The SP said that previously the accused were associated with splinter outfit Jharkhand Prastuti Committee.
After coming out of jail, they killed Parmeshwar as they thinking he had led police to arrest them.