Mangaluru/Bhatkal: Police in the early hours of Thursday arrested a gang of seven people in connection with a case that was reported at Kankanady police station wherein a group of 5-7 members had robbed fishermen on Monday (Feb 5).
According to the reports, Muhammad Asif, a fishing businessman from Ratnagiri had come to the city, to make payments to his business parties, when he was robbed off by a gang of 5-7 people at Kankanady who had come on a Tavera car with registration number KA 53 B 4418. The gang reportedly snatched his bag, which had cash amount of Rs. Five lakhs and mobile phone.
Asif immediately reported the case at Kankanady police station.
The police initiated investigations and zeroed in on the culprits after thorough investigations and inputs.
On Wednesday late night, while tracking the phones of the culprits, the police noticed their movement towards Udupi from Hejamady. The cops then immediately swung into action and coordinated with the Udupi traffic police and shared the information of the vehicle.
Udupi traffic police then nabbed the culprits near Kaup, and later handed them over to Kankanady police.
The arrested persons have been identified as Mohammed Shabbir (aka Murbatli Shabbir), Mohammed Naveed, Khaja Saab, Mohammed Nabeel Saab, all five of Gulmi locality of town, Syed Hussain, and Syed Faiyaz of Magdoom colony Bunder road and Nasir Shaikh of Khalifa street.
Police have recovered the looted amount of Rs. Five lakhs and mobile phones from the accused.
Speaking to Varthabharati, a source from Bhatkal added that these people doesn’t originally belong to Bhatkal and come from various places and have been staying years for some years now. “Most of these people are history-sheeters and have criminal background, whenever they commit crime and get arrested, our town’s name is disgraced” the source further added.
The operation was supervised by Mangaluru City Police Commissioner TR Suresh, DCP Hanumantaraya, DCP Uma Prashant and ACP Rama Rao, and was led by Kankandy Police inspector Ashok P while PSI Pradeep TR, Janaki, ASI Gilbert and other police personnel of Kankanady police station were part of the operation.
Source: Vartha Bharathi