Guwahati jewellery store robbery: Drug lord Pakhi Miyan arrested, had reportedly provided arms to robbers

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Guwahati jewellery store robbery: Drug lord Pakhi Miyan arrested, had reportedly provided arms to robbers

May 13 (NL Web Desk): In a completely new twist to the sensational robbery incident at a jewellery store in Guwahati on Tuesday (May 9), police Saturday arrested drug lord Samsul Haque alias Pakhi Miyan after picking him up and questioning him in connection with the daring robbery. Pakhi Miyan, out on bail for the past three years after he was arrested on charges of running a drug cartel, is now believed to be the person who had provided the arms to the robbers.
Pakhi Miyan’s arrest came following the confessional statement of another arrested accused named Vikramjit Meitei alias Bacchan Singh who was also involved in other robbery cases, including his involvement in the armed robbery from a cash van at Changsari last year.
Incidentally, even police failed to recognise the dreaded drug lord since he had identified himself as Samsul Haque while the name Pakhi Miyan was only an alias although he is better known by that name.
Vikramjit Meitei had reportedly told police he knew the drug lord as Boko Deka while the latter had at first identified himself before police as Nazrul Alam.
The arrested drug lord was later presented in court and was sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
A four-member group of armed robbers, wearing red caps and black masks, had entered the jewellery store located at the busy GS Road around 7:20pm Tuesday and robbed jewellery weighing nearly 8 kilograms along with cash that totalled to a staggering Rs 5 crore although police later claimed the value of jewellery robbed was around Rs 1 crore.
The robbers had also threatened the sales staff of the jewellery outlet with dire consequences if they tried to act smart after firing a shot in the air and then broke the glass showcases with hammers before making good their escape with the gold and cash.
Police had later arrested three persons, including the security guard of the outlet Prem Singh who was absent on the day the daring robbery was carried out. The four robbers, however, are still at large.

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