Gang of thieves busted in Kerala

Gang of thieves busted in Kerala

The Kerala police on Tuesday busted a 15-member gang comprising members from West Bengal and Bangladesh, allegedly responsible for various robberies in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts in the state.
Those arrested include the gang’s kingpin, Bikas Navya,  of 24 Parganas district in West Bengal and his associates Amit Kumar Mondal and Munna Shah. All three were arrested by a team of Kerala Police with the help of their West Bengal counterparts and were brought to Kerala.
According to the police, several cases have been registered against the accused in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Gujarat.
Gang members used to lodge in hotels, posing as traders, before splitting into small groups for identifying prospective victims, preferably houses in distant localities.
After the robbery, often in broad daylight, the group would slip to another place in the same state.
Sold in Bangladesh
The loot was then taken to West Bengal and sold in Bangladesh through agents.
Daylight thefts have been on a rise in the southern districts of Kerala recently. Police have stepped up vigil. Tuesday’s arrests were made possible by coordinated efforts of finger print experts, shadow police and the cyber cell of the police.
DH News Service

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