Stolen valuables worth Rs 2.22 crore recovered

Police solve 146 cases, arrest 114 suspects in different parts of City

Stolen valuables worth  Rs 2.22 crore recovered

booty on display: Police Commissioner Shankar M Bidari taking a look at the recovered materials in the City on Friday.  City Crime Branch DCP Siddaramappa and Joint Commissioner Alok Kumar are seen. dh Photo

Addressing reporters here on Friday, Commissioner of Police Shankar Bidari said that the recovered goods included 5.5 kg gold jewellery, 17 kg silver jewellery, 73 motorcycles, 25 autorickshaws, seven car stereos, two DVD players, six cars and a pistol.

While 21 cases were solved and as many suspects were arrested and stolen vehicles worth Rs 88.25 lakh were recovered in Bangalore East. In Bangalore North, 91 cases were solved following arrest of 76 suspects and valuables worth Rs 86.22 lakh were recovered.

Items recovered included cash, gold and silver jewellery, motorcycles, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, laptops, cell phones, car stereo, etc.

In contrast, the City Crime Branch (CCB) solved three different cases by apprehending three suspects and recovered valuables worth Rs 20 lakh from them.

In south Bangalore, the police solved 21 thefts, robberies and dacoities and recovered 24 vehicles. Further, two house burglaries were also solved. In all, valuables worth Rs 27 lakhs were seized.

In the north east division, 23 cases were solved and 11 laptops, 14 motorcycles, four rounds and a pistol were seized.

Lorry heist in Bijapur

A five-member gang of dacoits, which had robbed a lorry fully loaded with tyres worth about Rs 30 lakhs in Bijapur district, was arrested when it was planning to commit dacoity near Ramamurthy Nagar in the City on May 4.

Kumaresh alias Kumar (31), M Umesh alias Ummi (25), B A Akshath alias Akshay (25) of Kodagu and Preetam alias Preeti (22) of Periyapatna had looted a lorry which was carrying a load of tyres from Rajasthan to Hubli, in Kortikolhar police station limits of Bijapur district. Their accomplice Akshath (28) of Hassan district was arrested this morning.

The suspects had tied the lorry driver Kalu and cleaner Jabbar, both of Kota, Rajasthan and later dumped them in a nearby place and drove away with the vehicle.

According to Ramamurthy Nagar Police Inspector Mahesh N, the suspects had skillfully chosen the stretch for carrying out the heist as it was a remote and isolated region.  
The gang was also said to be involved in the hijack of a car worth Rs ten lakh in Sankeshwar. Further, they had stolen Rs one lakh cash in Madikeri.

Other suspects, Vishal Sharma alias Pandit and Rakesh Sharma alias Swamy, both hailing from Rajasthan, are absconding.

Biker dead

A software engineer whose wife is five-month pregnant died in a road accident in Koramangala 1st Block on Thursday night when a speeding goods truck rammed into his motorcycle on Sarjapur Road.

Audugodi police said the victim Ramesh Yada (28), a resident of HSR Layout and originally from Andhra Pradesh, died on the spot. He was heading home from C V Raman Nagar.

Father rapes minor girl

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father at their GD Mara residence in Mico Layout locality recently.

The victim has confided in police that for the last several weeks her father , Laxman used to tie her hands and forcibly rape her.

The incident came to light when she screamed for help and the neighbours rushed to rescue the child. Laxman (32), a painter was arrested and sent to judicial custody.

Police said that six months ago, Laxman's wife Uma passed away and he was taking care of his daughter and a three-year-old son.

Pistol, ammo seized

The Kothanur police seized a pistol, four rounds of live bullets and some lethal weapons from a gang recently.

Seena, an accused in a murder case and his associates were questioned during a routine night rounds and during interrogation, the gang revealed that they had stolen the pistol from Prabhakar, an HSR Layout resident. The police said, the gang members had got hold of the weapon though the window and had grand plans for a robbery.

Cash stolen

The owner of a godown has complained to the Chamarajpet police that Rs 1.60 lakh cash kept in a cupboard in his godown has been missing. On May 17, he left the cash and went home, on returning the next day morning he found the cupboard lock broken and cash missing. Finger prints experts and dog squads were pressed to the spot and the police are of the opinion that it is the handy work of insiders.

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