Dacoits strike at police officer''s bungalow in Nashik district

Nashik, Feb 4 (PTI) Armed dacoits struck at the houseof a Deputy Superintendent of Police at Satana in the districtearly morning today, and escaped with a booty worth Rs 10lakh.

Three of them were later arrested, while others areabsconding, police said.

The dacoits, who came in a car, were armed with iron rodsand swords.

They looted gold ornaments and cash from the bungalow ofsenior DySP Chintaman Shirode at Satana, a taluka place.

Shirode is presently posted in Akola district. Threemembers of his family were injured when they tried to resistthe dacoits, who fled taking advantage of early morningdarkness, police said.

But some family members and the locals gave a long chase,and succeeded in catching one of them, namely JalalsinghRamsingh Mada, who hails from Chalisgaon.

Later, Malegaon police arrested two others -- RajisinghTak and Sampu Singh who hail from Dhule, police said. Furtherprobe is on.

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