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93 arrested; stolen property worth Rs. 67 lakhs recovered

HAUL OF VEHICLES: Bangalore Commissioner of Police Ajai Kumar Singh looking at the motorcycles that were recovered by the police, in Bangalore on Saturday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy  



Staff Reporter

Ten cars and 48 two-wheelers among the goods recovered; 130 cases solved

BANGALORE: Commissioner of Police Ajai Kumar Singh on Saturday said the city police in the past 15 days had solved 130 cases of burglary, vehicle theft, chain snatching, robbery and dacoity and recovered property worth Rs. 67 lakhs by arresting 93 persons.

Dr. Singh told presspersons here that 10 cars, 48 two-wheelers, three kg of gold ornaments and 58 mobile phones had been recovered from the arrested persons.

The arrests and recovery were made by the North, South, East, West and Central division police.

One of the important detections was made by the Crime Detection Squad of the Kengeri Gate subdivision, which recovered three motorcycles, 14 gold chains and 62 LPG cylinders, all worth Rs. 6 lakhs, by arresting Sirajuddin (25), who is a BBM dropout.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) K.V. Sharatchandra said Sirajuddin, son of an advocate and resident of Siddaiah Road, had attacked and injured three policemen who tried to arrest him in Byatarayanapura on March 2.

The police arrested Sirajuddin at Vidyagiri Layout near Nagarabavi Circle on March 8. Sirajuddin and his two accomplices were involved in 14 cases of chain snatching, four cases of motorcycle theft and 50 cases of cylinder theft in Bangalore city and Bangalore Rural district.

In another case, the Cottonpet police recovered gold ornaments worth Rs. 3 lakhs by arresting Hussain Basha (31) of 1st Block, Jayanagar.

The accused, who shuttled between Bangalore and Mumbai by flight, had disposed of the stolen gold ornaments in the Maharashtra capital, Mr. Sharatchandra said. The police are on the lookout for Basha's accomplice John Melvin.