Mangaluru: City police arrest nine men involved in house break and theft, dacoity, and robbery cases, which took places in various districts including in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
Speaking at a press meet held in the city, police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said that the men are part of a gang which in involved in several cases of house break theft, dacoity, robbery and looting passengers in vehicles after waylaying it on roads and cattle thefts under limits of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi police and police commissionerate jurisdiction in Moodbidri, Mulki, Bajpe, Karkala town police station, Karkala rural police station(in Udupi) and in Venoor, Beltangady, Dharmasthala police stations of Dakshina Kannada.
The miscreants have been identified as Abdul Rauf (24) involved in 12 cases, Ramamurthy (23) involved in 8 cases, Ashraf Peradi (27) involved 9 cases, Santhosh (24), involved in 9 cases, Naveed (36) involved in one case, Ramananda N Shetty (48) involved in 7 cases, Suman (24) involved in 7 cases, Siddique (27) involved in 7 cases and Alikoya involved in 8 cases.
Shashi Kumar said that all accused are produced before the court and police custody has been sought for further inquiry. “One of the accused had also stolen a licensed pistol from Hassan district. Hence, in this regard, we are undertaking a detailed probe,” he said.
He also explained that several items were seized from the accused. “We have seized three four-wheelers, one auto-rickshaw, 11 mobile phones, 4 two-wheelers, and 250-gram gold, a total worth of Rs 32.22 lac. Two machetes, one airgun, one iron rod, an iron lever, a long knife, one packet of chili powder, wickets, and wooden sticks have also been seized from them.”
He further added that recently, the gang also injured a woman in Sauthadka, Kokkada after tying up her husband and looted gold from the woman.
Under the direction of police commissioner, DCP law and order Hariram Shankar, DCP crime and traffic Vinay A Gaonkar, ACP North Sub-Division Mahesh Kumar, Moodbidri Police inspector Dinesh Kumar B S, PSi Sudeep MV, police head constable Mohammed Husain, constables Akhil Ahammed, Sujan, Santhosh, Basavaraj Patil, Yashwanth Kumar, Shivaraj, Narasimha, Pradeep took part in the operation to nab the accused.
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