City cops take Irani gang into custody

The City Police, on Wednesday, brought four members of the notorious Irani gang from Hyderabad to the city.

Muththooz, Hyder, Shoaib and Gufran — all hailing from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh — are the suspected chain snatchers, brought to the city on body warrant. They were lodged in a jail at Hyderabad.

DCP (Crime and Traffic) N D Birje told Deccan Herald, during interrogation, the arrested persons had told Hyderabad police that they had also committed crime in Mysuru along with several other cities. So, the Hyderabad police had informed the State (Karnataka) Home department.

Acting on the information, a team of police personnel, led by Ashokapuram Police Inspector N G Krishnappa from Mysuru was sent to Hyderabad recently. The suspects were brought to the city on a body warrant.

The city police, who produced the suspects before a court, sought 10-day police custody of the accused. However, the court remanded them in police custody for four days.

On July 21, 2015, eight chain snatching cases were reported in the city. Following this, the investigators had analysed the modus-operandi of the chain snatchers with the help of CCTV camera footage. Eventually, the needle of suspicious was towards the Irani gang.

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