Daijiworld media Network – Udupi (JD)
Udupi, Nov 21: Udupi district police have arrested two persons in connection with serial thefts that happened in schools and colleges of the district.
The arrested are identified as Kumaraswamy (59) of Tamilnadu and Zahid Sinan (32) of Hejamady.
Kumaraswamy and Zahid were arrested from Kota police station limits on suspicion. They were reportedly involved in thefts that happened in Byndoor, Kollur, Shankarnarayana, Kundapura, Brahmavar, Hiriyadka, Udupi town, Manlpe, Karkala and Padubidri police station limits.
The duo had broken into 27 schools and colleges of Udupi districts. Additionally they were facing charges of thefts in schools and colleges and also in two cases in Mulky police station limits of Dakshina Kannada, Teerthahalli, Hosanagara, Rippanpete, of Shivamogga district and two cases in Murudeshwara police station of Uttara Kannada district also.
A bike, two mobile phones and Rs 10,000 in cash has been seized from the duo.
Kumaraswamy is facing five house theft cases in Bhatkal town police station, four house theft cases in Honnavara station, four cases in Belur station of Hassan district. He had undergone a seven-year jail term from 2014 to 2021 in Karwar jail.
Zahid Sinan had rented a house in Santhekatte for carrying out theft activities.