Gang of thieves busted

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jul 2018 12:05:58



Staff Reporter 


Crime Branch sleuths of Durg Police have busted a gang of thieves with the arrest of four of its members. The police have also succeeded in cracking three theft cases reported from Durg-Bhilai while recovering costly ornaments, artificial jewellery, branded watch and cash from possession of the accused. Three of the four accused hails from Maharashtra and they were residing in a rented house in Durg to evade arrest by Maharashtra Police. The gang members revealed surveying the vacant houses of twin-cities in Bajaj Avenger motorcycle (CG-07 BE-7925) and committing thefts in three places. Interestingly, over a dozen of cases of loot and snatching are registered against the gang leader at Maharashtra’s Bhandara Police Station.

The accused arrested by the police have been identified as Krishna (20), son of Shiva Bagde, a resident of village Chandoli, Bhandara; Prashant alias Sonu (28), s/o Motiram Mate village Khatroad, Bhandara; Manish alias Monu (26), s/o Ashok Patel, Itwari, Nagpur and Jitendra (19), s/o Hirau Ram Sahu, a resident ofBajrang Chowk, Bhilai Nagar. Sources informed that on being tipped off regarding the suspicious activities of some youths residing at Kundrapara, the police arrested them and carried out interrogations. Though screw driver and instruments used to break the locks were recovered from handbag of the accused, they tried to divert the police by stating that they used to do small household works like repairing the water tank etc and they came to Durg after their friend Monu residing in a Mongra house at Talpuri called them. However, on interrogating strictly, they revealed that they change their locations frequently to evade arrest and they used to survey the locked houses in Durg-Bhilai on motorbike after befriending local youths.

During the interrogations, the police succeeded in establishing their involvement in three theft cases. The accused revealed to have committed thefts in Maitri Nagar, Newai; Pushpak Nagar and Jayanti Nagar in Durg. The crime branch also recovered ornaments and Rado watch worth Rs 1.32 lakh from their possession. Crime Branch also verified the past records of arrested accused and learnt that accused Krishna is a habitual offender and around 16 cases against him are registered in Bhandara and Tumsar Police Stations. As per police, the accused where planning to commit a big burglary in the Durg-Bhilai.