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Ara : Police, on a tip off arrested three miscreants from near a Sun temple in Ahirpurva locality under Ara Town police station (PS) in Bhojpur District on August 31, 2021, late evening,  through their two aides escaped by jumping into a canal. Police also seized two countrymade pistols, 9 live cartridges, and three mobile phones from their possession.

Police arrested them when they were hatching plan to perpetuate crime somewhere. Later, police sent them to jail after interrogation and lodging of a named FIR against them. Police are also conducting raids to arrest their aides.

The arrested miscreants were identified as Md Asif Quraishi of Nazirganj, Md Chand of Rouja, and Laxman Sharma of Dharahara (Hanuman Tola) under Ara Town PS. The absconding miscreants were also identified as Mirajul Ansari and Guddu Kumar .

Bhojpur SP Vinay Tiwari said that he got information that about half a dozen armed miscreants were hatching plan near Sun Temple in Ahirpurva locality under Ara Town PS to perpetuate crime somewhere. A police team under an ASI Samir Kumar reached there and arrested three miscreants though two of their aides escaped.

Police recovered a countrymade loaded pistol and a mobile phone from Asif Quraishi, four live cartridges and a mobile phone from Laxman Sharma, and a country made pistol, five live cartridges and a mobile phone  from Md Chand. The arrested miscreants also disclosed names of their absconding aides, the SP added.