The district police arrested five persons of a dangerous gang that has been breaking into houses and terrorising people.
Superintendent of Police (Urban), A. Venkateswar Rao, producing the arrested before the media, said they all belonged to Maharashtra and Karnataka and had resorted to crimes in Warangal and Karimnagar. They arrested – Bhimsha, Abishek, Ravi, Ashok and Srinu of Maharashtra while seven belonging to Karnataka managed to escape.
They said incidents of breaking into houses had been reported in Huzurabad, two in Jammikunta, two in Kagajnagar of Adilabad and two at Hanamkonda.
The police recovered gold and silver worth Rs. 5 lakh from the accused. “We are yet to recover the remaining property worth over Rs. 15 lakh,” the SP said.
In another case, the town police took into custody six persons who were stealing gold from the jewellery shops posing as prospective customers. According to Mr. Venkateswar Rao, they arrested K. Anitha, K. Bhagya Laxmi, K. Thulasi, K. Swetha, Y. Hari of Hyderabad and Aruna of Medak district.
They had been frequenting jewellery shops and diverting the attention of salesmen to steal gold and silver ornaments. In three cases in which these accused were involved, the police recovered gold and silver ornaments worth Rs. 4.80 lakh and also seized a jeep from their possession. On receiving information, the police intercepted the gang members moving in a jeep under suspicious circumstances at bullion market in the early hours of Saturday.