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7 inter-state criminals held; 4 kg gold ornaments seized

7 inter-state criminals held; 4 kg gold ornaments seized
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In a major breakthrough the city police arrested  a seven- member interstate criminal gang and seized 4 kg gold articles, which the gang had robbed from a gold shop in Governorpet on July 11 night. The city police successfully busted the case in less than two weeks after making tireless efforts by more than 100 cops. 

Vijayawada: In a major breakthrough the city police arrested a seven- member interstate criminal gang and seized 4 kg gold articles, which the gang had robbed from a gold shop in Governorpet on July 11 night. The city police successfully busted the case in less than two weeks after making tireless efforts by more than 100 cops.

City commissioner of police D Gautam Sawang had deputed 11 teams to other states and finally nabbed the culprits, who robbed the gold at gun point threatening the workers with pistol and knives. The police recovered 4.024 kgs gold, one revolver, two pistols, 17 rounds, three knives, five cell phones and the car used to rob the gold.

The seven member gang was arrested in Mumbai after relentless efforts made by the city police. Police officials of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra helped the AP police to nab the culprits. The gold trader Shankar Munna and workers heaved a sigh of relief with the recovery of gold articles.

The commissioner of police Gautam Sawang produced the seven member gang before the media at NAC function hall at Guru Nanak colony on Monday. The accused are Santosh Aditya Bhansraj Singh, (Uttar Pradesh), Dasarath Dagudu alias Datta (Mumbai), Suresh Ayyakutti Thevar of (Tamil Nadu), Khaja Moiddeen Khan (Mumbai), Santosh Ratan Singh Thakur alias Santosh (Mumbai), Tanmai (West Bengal) and Dilip of (West Bengal). The gang members were notorious criminals and have been involved in many serious offences including some murder cases also. One of the accused, Tanmai had earlier worked in the gold shop run by Shankar Munna in Governorpet and hatched the conspiracy to rob the gold.

The police successfully nabbed the seven member dacoit gang with the help of car, credit card and mobile numbers used by gang members. The car was registered in Maharashtra bearing MH 03 BC9810 used by the dacoits left in Guntur district.

Gautam Sawang informed the reporters that the dacoit gang after crossing Andhra Pradesh border went to Chennai and later tried to escape to Sri Lanka by boat from Tamil Nadu. However, their efforts failed due to non-availability of boats. Later, the gang went to Bengaluru and felt it was unsafe to stay in Bengaluru and later went to Mumbai.

The commissioner said the city police finally arrested the gang in Mumbai and brought them back to Vijayawada in less than two weeks. He said some more gold articles are yet to be recovered from one absconding person.

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