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The arrested have been identified as Manja (21) and Ammi (28), nomadic labourers from Hunsur near Mysore. The accused had stolen about 370 gms of gold from two houses after breaking open the windows. They had committed the crime at the house belonging to KVG Education Trust Superintendent B T Madhava on June 21. Meanwhile, the house belonging to entrepreneur Ishwar Bhat in Atalnagara here was robbed on July 7.
Briefing media persons here on Saturday, SP Dr A S Rao said that a police team was sent to Hunsur based on a tip off about the accused from local residents. The team was successful in collecting information and arrested the accused from Madikeri. Though the accused have confessed to committing the crime, police could seize only 245 grms of gold from them, SP said adding that remaining gold can be recovered only after the arrest of Ravi, an accomplice who is still absconding. The team led by Circle Inspector B S Lakshman Kumar nabbed the accused under the guidance of DySP Amith Singh. The team will be awarded with Rs 10,000 cash for the achievement, Rao said.
Meet on border crime on July 20
Rao informed that a meet of top police officials of Kasaragod, Mangalore and Udupi will be convened in Mangalore on July 20 to discuss about measures to check criminal activities across border regions. Discussion will focus on temple offences and vehicle theft instances, he said pointing out that six temples were looted in the last two months and eight vehicles were stolen in one month.