Nine masked men conducted home invasion and robbery in broad daylight at a Congress leader’s house in Bilaspur district

Nine masked men conducted home invasion and robbery in broad daylight at a Congress leader’s house in Bilaspur district

Raipur: As many as nine masked men conducted home invasion and robbery in broad daylight at a Congress leader’s house in Bilaspur district. They took women, children, and drivers hostage at knife point and broke three almirahs and ran away with goods worth Rs 5 lakh including cash, gold and silver jewellery. After the incident, the IG, SSP rushed the spot and further inspection is underway.

As per police sources, Congress leader Tekeshwar Patle, resident of Darrighat Karra Road adjoining the city, also does farming and land buying and selling. On Thursday morning, he along with Congress leader Nagendra Rai had gone to the Ashtmukhi temple. His wife Ranjana Patle and sister-in-law Sukrita Patle were at home. At least seven masked men entered the house at around 11:30 in the morning. They forcibly dragged the sister-in-law out of the kitchen holding her throat. They forcibly asked key to the cupboard.

Meanwhile, driver Nitesh Nayak, a resident of Devrikhurd, took two children of Patle home from tuition. The dacoits locked the three children in a room, broke three cupboards, and ran away with goods worth Rs 5 lakh including three and a half lakh cash, gold, and silver jewelry. Patle rushed home after giving information about the robbery to Masturi police. As soon as the information was received, IG Ratanlal Dangi, SSP Parul Mathur, Additional SP Rohit Jha, Girma Dwivedi, Cyber ​​Cell, Forensic Expert reached the spot along with search dogs. The police have started looking for the dacoits after taking information from the family members.

As soon as the information of the robbery was received, blockades have been made in the major square squares and rural areas of the city. Further investigations are underway, said the police.