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Auto driver held for theft

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Police arrested one person from Taderu Road of Bhimavaram town on Thursday and recovered eight gold ornaments, 1,800 grams silver articles and Rs 93,500 cash from the accused.

Bhimavaram: Police arrested one person from Taderu Road of Bhimavaram town on Thursday and recovered eight gold ornaments, 1,800 grams silver articles and Rs 93,500 cash from the accused.

Addressing the media here on Thursday, Bhimavaram One Town Circle Inspector K Govinda Raju said that Grandhi Nagaraju, an auto driver residing at Indiramma Colony in the town, was addicted to bad habits and borrowed money from various people in the town.

As he did not get the money, he used to visit his brother Grandhi Srinivas and his mother Anasuya residing in Adivaram Bazaar area and exerted pressure on them to give money. One day, when the accused Grandhi Nagaraju went to his brother for cash, the latter rejected.

The CI said that as his brother refused the money, the accused decided to steal money from his brother’s house. On March 30, the brother Srinivas, his wife, mother and other relatives went to Dammapeta to attend house warming ceremony.

Learning that no one was in the house, the accused Nagaraju went to his brother Srinivas’s house at Adivaram bazaar and opened the door with a duplicate key and took eight gold ornaments, 1,800 gram silver articles and Rs 97,500 cash from the shelf and fled the house. Later, he visited Ryali, Madduru, Velpuru villages to sell or pledge those ornaments.

However, as he did not succeed in it, he was returning to his house on Thursday morning when the police at Taderu road in the town saw the accused and immediately arrested him and recovered the booty, CI Govindaraju said. Based on a complaint lodged by his brother Srinivas, police registered a case against Nagaraju and recovered the stolen property, CI added.

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