Kothgudem DSP SM Ali addressing a press conference on Wednesday
Kothagudem: The police have arrested a rice pulling gang here on Wednesday. Kothagudem Deputy Superintendent of Police SM Ali, addressing a press conference at Laxmidevipalli police station, said that they have seized a brass vessel, Rs 1.95 lakh cash and some rice from the accused.
He said the accused Bhim Raju and Krishna of Medar Basti in Kothagudem have made the rice pulling equipment using brass vessel. They covered with a layer of magnet to attract rice grains and inserted small iron pieces into the grains.
With the help of a person called Vankudoth Venkat Ramulu of Tekulapalli mandal in the district, the gang has trapped a person from Vijayawada, Lanka Govindarajulu to sell the piece they made.
The police who learnt about this have taken the accused into custody, the DSP said. He appreciated CI Karunakar, SI Varun Prasad and constables Ravi and Kannaiah for nabbing the gang members.