Staff Reporter

Gold jewellery worth Rs. 4 lakh recovered

The gang used to strike at isolated houses situated near railway lines

Bangalore: The Bangalore police have arrested a six-member gang from Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh that allegedly murdered four persons and committed five dacoities in Bangalore Rural and Chickballapur districts in the past 10 months.

Six other members of the gang are at large.

The CCB sleuths recovered gold jewellery worth Rs. 4 lakh, which they had pledged with pawnbrokers at Bagepalli in Chickballapur district and Dharmavaram and Kadri in Anantapur district.

The police identified the arrested men as Gangadri (26), Narasimha Murthy (27), Dananaya (26), Govinda Reddy (35), Nagarau (28) and Koteshwarayya (24), all from Chalorpalli village near Puttaparti in Penakonda taluk of Anantapur district.

All the six accused are from the same village in Andhra Pradesh. The police suspect the gang might have been involved in many more cases of dacoity and murder in both Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Bovi gang

Speaking to presspersons, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Gopal B. Hosur said the arrested belong to the Bovi gang which operated from a village near Puttaparti.

The gang used to strike at isolated houses situated near railway lines.

“The gang used to inflict fatal injuries on the residents with sickles and other weaponsand loot the valuables. They escaped along the railway lines on foot. Looted jewellery worth Rs. 4 lakh and mobile phones were recovered from Bagepalli in Karnataka, Dharmavaram and Kadri in Andhra Pradesh,” Mr. Hosur said.

The police will send a team to Anantapur district to get more information about the gang and its operations.