Nalgonda: Police busted a racket thriving on stealing copper wires from transformers from various parts of the Nalgonda district and arrested the gang of four members including a women on Thursday. A two-wheeler, an auto and copper wire bundles worth of Rs 1,50,000 stolen from five transformers and cash of Rs 2,40,000 were recovered from the accused.
Police bust copper wires racket in Nalgonda
The arrested persons have been identified as Kapati Srinu (50) of Lingala of Nagarkurnool district, Pambali Ravi (28) of Petulla of Ibrahimpatnam mandal in Ranga reddy district,Kambampati Alivelu (30) Lingala of Nagarkurnool district, Kambampati Rambabu (30) Shirasana Gandla of Peddavura mandal in Nalgonda district.
They were involved in stealing of copper wire from 30 transformers located at Halia, Tripuraram, Vemulapally, Tirumalagiri, Adavi Devulapally and Peddavura mandals in the district. They easily open the transformers, remove copper wire and pack in the gunny bags before decamping from the scene of offence.