Irani gang members arrested in Barpeta

Soufik Ahmed

Barpeta, October 11: The notorious Irani gang have made a comeback to the state once again with their criminal activities, as two members of the group were arrested in Barpeta, while attepting to loot a woman.

The incident took place when a four member team started following one Niyati Nath Sharma while she was was travelling towards her residence after withdrawing an amount of Rs 40,000 from UCO Bank.

As a part of their modus operandi, two of the gang members threw itching powder on the woman. When the woman panted, the other two in the meantime offered a helping hand to the woman to hold her bag.

However, the woman in the meantime got suspicious and raised a hue and cry.

A group of concious citizens who spotted the activity, thrashed the four of them and handed two of them to the police.

The other two members managed to flee from the spot.