Udupi: Police Arrest 8 in Robbery Case, Recover Gold Worth Rs 8 Lac
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi
Udupi, Jul 25: Udupi police on Wednesday July 25 arrested eight persons in connection with a robbery that had occured in a house at Vadiraja road here on July 13 afternoon.
On July 13, a gang of six had entered the house of Surya Kumar Shet and gagged him and the servant Anant Poojary, and decamped with gold and silver ornanments worth lacs of rupees and cash.
Following the incident, Udupi police under the direction of SP Dr Borelingaiah had launched a man hunt. For over a week, they looked for the culprits in Hassan, Bangalore, Beltangady, Bantwal, Mangalore and other places, and finally caught them on Wednesday.
The arrested are Avinash Jogi (27) of Baddakatte, Bantwal; Sudarshan Poojary (30) of Bantwal who currently resides in K R Puram, Hassan; Sachinraj (21), Baddakatte, Bantwal; Yashwant Poojary alias Yashu (25) of Kallige, Bantwal; Nitin Kumar (22) and Navaneet (21) of of Ammady, Bantwal; Nitin Bangera (28) of Chilimbi, Mangalore; and Achyuta Acharya (30) of Beluvai.
The police recovered a gold ring studded with 12 diamonds, another gold ring with a single diamond, a gold chain with 17 pearls, a gold nugget and a gold ring, altogether worth Rs 8 lac. Some more gold ornaments, silver coins and other silver valuables stolen from the house are yet to be recovered.
The arrested will be produced in court. Most of the accused already have a few cases registered against them.
The investigations were led by additional SP Venkateshappa, Udupi DySP Prabhdev Mane and circle inspector S V Girish. Probationary IPS Rajendra Nayak, DySP crime squad head constables Ravichandra and Sudesh Shetty, Sudhir, Krishnaprasad, Khader, Nagesh and Udupi police personnel Rosario D'Souza, Chandra Shetty, Shantappa, Thomson, Dinesh, Shivanand Shetty and Nitin were part of the investigation team.
Congratulating the police team on cracking the robbery case so quickly, SP Borelingaiah announced a reward of Rs 10,000. IGP (western range) Pratap Reddy also lauded their efforts.