Six-member gang nabbed, valuables worth Rs 10L seized

Six-member gang nabbed, valuables worth Rs 10L seized

The district police have been successful in nabbing a six-member gang and have busted nine dacoity cases. Gold jewels and two mobile phones, total worth Rs 9.66 lakh, have been seized.

Addressing a media conference in the city, Superintendent of Police Raman Gupta said special investigation teams had been formed to look into the cases, following a dacoity under Goruru police station limits in May.

The arrested have been identified as K T Yogesh, 34, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Hassan; Syed Salman, 24, a resident of Belavatha village in Mysuru taluk; Mubarak Pasha, 25, who was working as a writer at Hassan APMC yard; Saddam alias Mohamed Saddam, 21, a native of Ballari; Umman, 26, a resident of Vijayanagar Extension in Hassan and Shabash Ali Khan, a resident of Rajendra Nagar in Mysuru.

On May 8, the gang had forcibly gained entry into the house of one Sridharmurthy at Kithane village under Goruru police station limits around 2 am. The gang had looted jewels worth Rs 2.5 lakh by threatening the occupants of the house.

The accused have confessed to have committed two robberies under Pension Mohalla police station limits in Hassan. They were also involved in two robbery incidents at Holenarsipur, three in Alur and one robbery under Hosa Badavane station in the city, the SP said.

Gupta said two of the arrested persons have already served jail terms for crimes committed earlier. “They became friends in the jail and after their release, they formed the gang with others. The gang did not have a modus operandi and its members used to commit all types of crime. They have committed dacoity, burglary, vehicle lifting, day-light robbery and theft. The gang used to change its hideouts after every crime,” he said.

Conviction

A gang of five members has been convicted to a jail term of three years in connection with a temple burglary case.

The convicted have been identified as Naga, a native of Bommanakatte in Shivamogga district; Vinay of Davangere; Kariya, a resident of Boviplaya in Bengaluru Rural district; Venkatesh, a resident of Dobbespet in Nelamangala and Rohit, a resident of Belur in Hassan district. The gang was involved in the burglary of Dandinamaramma temple at Karehalli on December 25, 2010, and had stolen gold ornaments and silver articles worth Rs 3 lakh.

Second Additional Civil Judge Ravindrakumar B Kattimani sentenced each of them to imprisonment for three years. M Mruthyunjaya was the assistant public prosecutor.

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