Siwan, Jan 16 (UNI) Police today arrested two dreaded criminals - Eish Mohammad and Tayeeb - near Babuniya under Town police station here.
District Police Superintendent Sunil Kumar said here that both criminals were arrested during a vehicle checking drive, launched following a tip off.
Both criminals along with three other accomplices were travelling by a silver coloured Bolero van and after seeing the police team they fled but Eish Mohamad and Tayeeb were arrested.
An AK-47, its 87 cartridges, one country made pistol and five other live cartridges were recovered from them, DSP added.
Mr Kumar said Eish Mohamad was a named accused in several criminal cases, including the bank dacoity of Gopalganj in which Rs 20 lakh were looted.
The arrested criminals were being interrogated.
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