PATNA: A Special Task Force (STF) team along with Naugachia police arrested notorious criminal Prabhash Yadav (48) from Kaharpur under the Bihpur police station area in on Sunday. Yadav was carrying a reward of Rs50,000 on his head.
STF sources said Yadav was wanted in 11 cases of murder, loot, dacoity, kidnapping from ransom and extortion. They said Yadav belonged to Jhandapur. He was arrested while going somewhere else.
“Four out of the 11 cases are of murder,” sources said, adding that he was running a gang in the diara (riverine belt) area between Naugachia and .
“Yadav and his gang members had grabbed at least 100 bigha land in the diara area after evicting villager and farmers. He, along with his , were used to do farming and other activities in the area. He also forcibly used to reap crops grown by gullible farmers in the area,” sources said.
STF sources said Yadav was arrested in 2013 and remained in jail for six months. “After coming out of jail, he again got involved in criminal activities,” sources said.
Naugachia SP Nidhi Rani said two cases against Yadav were lodged with Chausa police station of . “Such was his terror that the villagers did not dare lodge any case against him,” she said, adding the state police headquarters had announced Rs50,000 reward on Yadav’s head a fortnight back.
This was the second arrest of a notorious criminal from Naugachia within a fortnight. Earlier on July 20, Brajesh Yadav (30), who also carried a reward of Rs50,000 on his head, was arrested near the railway station under the Town police station area in Naugachia. “He was wanted in five cases, including four of murder,” she added.
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