Gang busted

VIJAYAWADA, FEB. 26. The police have arrested an eight-member gang allegedly involved in several cases of burglaries at textile shops in Vijayawada and Guntur and seized stolen property worth Rs. 1.60 lakhs.

The gang members have been identified as P. Koteshwara Rao (23), P Rajesh (23), S. Srinivas Rao (25), Mohammed Shamshuddin (23), Shaik Khader (25), Ramnathan Hanuman (25), M. Samarajyam (21) and S.K. Mastanji (25).The gang allegedly committed burglaries at Besant Road, MG Road, Vuyyur and Guntur during the past two years.

Following a tip off, a police team of the CCS led by the Inspector, Prakash Rao, arrested the gang in different parts of the city and recovered from them part of the stolen property. The case is being investigated under the supervision of the ACP Crimes, K. Bhupal Singh.