Nepalese burglar detained under PD Act

Nepalese burglar detained under PD Act
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A 33-year-old Nepalese national involved in house burglaries in Neredmet Police Station limits here, has been detained under the stringent Preventive Detention (PD) Act.

Hyderabad: A 33-year-old Nepalese national involved in house burglaries in Neredmet Police Station limits here, has been detained under the stringent Preventive Detention (PD) Act. Yesterday, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat issued orders to detain the notorious property offender Tek Bahadur alias Rakesh, who has committed seven night house burglaries.

The PD Act is invoked against repeat offenders especially those creating severe law and order problems, harassing women, committing thefts and land grabbing, selling fake seeds etc. Persons attracting cases under the Act, face jail for one year without bail. The Neredmet Police had arrested Rakesh last month and had recovered 24 grams gold jewellery, 4 kg silver ornaments, and other valuables worth Rs 1.75 lakh.

The accused came to Hyderabad to earn a livelihood and started working as a Gurkha and later hatched a plot to make easy money by committing house burglaries, Bhagwat said. "He also called up his accomplices from his hometown Tikapuram in Nepal and started burglaries during night hours in the guise of Gurkha.

Through the stolen property, he makes easy money and invests the same at his home town," the senior police officer said. To curb his activities, Preventive Detention Act was invoked against Rakesh and he was detained yesterday, the Commissioner said.

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