The accused, resident of Srirampur, is a former naxalite
KHAMMAM: In a major haul, the Khammam police recovered one kg of gold and 3.8 kgs of silver worth over Rs 20 lakhs by apprehending a former naxalite turned dacoit, Bari Srinivas alias Sagar a resident of Srirampur in Adilabad district.
Superintendent of police Anil Kumar said the accused, who took shelter in Pandurangapuram on the outskirts of the town turned into a habitual property offender since 1994 because of his addiction to vices and luxurious life style.
Studied up to intermediate in Bellampali, he acted as courier for quite some time for the Chandra Pulla Reddy (Phani Bakhsi faction) from 1989 to 1993. He was involved in a murder case and extortion.
He committed a series of property offences in Ramakrishnapuram, Srirampur, Bellampally, Mancherial, and Madhapur of Adilabad district, Kazipet and Hanamkonda of Warangal and Manuguru of Khammam district.
He was convicted in 10 cases and came out of jail in 2007. Finding it difficult to continue his property offences in Adilabad, he shifted to Khammam. Some 19 cases were registered against him in Khammam one town, two town, Khanapuram Haveli, Kothagudem, Palvancha and Burgumpadu police station limits.
Some 126 tolas of gold, and six kgs of silver ornaments were stolen by him in the offences reported in the district. He had already disposed of 26 tolas of gold and three kgs of silver to one Kasula Venkaterswarlu of Mandamarri and preserved remaining property in a room in Pandurangapuram.
He announced rewards for the Inspector of the central crime station, Circle Inspector of Palvancha, sub inspectors of Khammam Two Town and the Central crime station and constables of the CCS who took part in the operation.
Additional Superintendent of Police Parimala and Khammam Sub Divisional Police Officer P. Rameshaiah were among those who addressed the media persons.