81 held, property worth 1.60 crore recovered

North Division police solve 132 criminal cases in just 20 days

81 held, property worth 1.60 crore recovered

The arrested are involved in theft, extortion, chain snatching and dacoity cases. The goods recovered include one-and-half kilogram of gold, 42 two-wheelers, 32 four-wheelers, the City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari told reporters here on Wednesday.

He said the department would give away Rs two lakh cash prize to the staff who have put up hard work.

The Subramanyapura police arrested Nagaraj (23) and Prakash (23) and recovered 18 cars and 15 two-wheelers worth Rs 50 lakh.

They had stolen only Maruti cars as they are more popular and less priced. The Malleswaram police arrested Praveen and recovered six bikes from him, while the JC Nagar police arrested Abdul Kareem (53) and recovered five cars worth Rs 25 lakh.

Cow thief from TN nabbed

The RT Nagar police took a poor man's complaint seriously and managed to nab a cow thief from neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

The accused Muthu (46), a native of Thiruvannamalai, used to come down to City on a hired vehicle and scout for good breed cows. After zeroing in on the lucrative area and animals, Muthu used to escape with the animals.

Based on a tip off, the vehicle was traced to Tamil Nadu and Muthu was arrested. He has confessed to the crime and handed over the animals.

Cash stolen from car

Unidentified persons diverted attention of a driver and fled with Rs 2.80 lakh kept in the car in Jayanagar on Wednesday. The incident took place when Venugopal, an industrialist, came to a hotel in Jayanagar 4th Block, along with his driver, Raju.

The driver was alone in the car when Venugopal went inside the hotel. Two unidentified person told the driver that four Rs 10 notes had fallen from his pocket. When Raju got out of the car, the suspects lifted the bag containing the cash and fled, added the police.

Amend laws: Shankar Bidari

The City police have decided to write to the Government requesting it to amend laws to prevent criminals involved in multi-crore fraud cases from getting bail, said City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari.

Speaking after attending a property parade of Bangalore North division police, he said: “While criminals are going high tech both in their modus operandi and finding means to escape, we are stuck with the old legal system. It is high time the laws are amended to keep tabs on the growing criminal graph.”

Bidari pointed out how habitual criminals manage to come out within days after their arrest.

“We put in all efforts to bring them to book and when our hard work goes in vain, it virtually dents the morale of the police. In most countries amendments are part of the system. Under these circumstances and growing population and crime, it is wise to make necessary amendments,” he added.


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