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UP-MP join forces to eliminate dreaded bandits

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Chitrakoot, Apr 4 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh police have joined hands for eliminating the dreaded bandits active in the bordering regions of two states, including the notorious Dadua and Thokia gang.

Inspector General (Allahabad Zone) A C Verma told newspersons here today that the police force deployed in the dacoit infested bordering districts of Jaluan and Chitrakoot will be equipped with sophisticated weapons inlcluding AK-47 rifles and SLRs.

The joint operation of MP and UP police will aim at eliminating the Dadua and Thokia gang, which still remains elusive to the cops on the prowl, Mr Verma added.

While a cash award of Rs three lakh has been hanging on the head of kingpin of the Dadua gang, a bounty of Rs one lakh has been put on the head of Thokia gang leader by UP-MP governments, Mr Verma said.

A total of 271 cases of heinous crime including murder, dacoity and loot were pending against the kingpin of Dadua gang, while the leader of Thokia gang was wanted in connection with over 50 similar cases, Mr Verma said.

The Dadua gang, especially, has remained a mystery for the cops of the both the states for the last 25 years and repeated attempts to nab the leader of the gang have not even resulted in the police securing a photograph of the dreaded bandit.

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