Daijiworld Media Network –Kasargod (DV)
Kasargod, Jul 27: Regarding the case where dacoits looted a jewellery shop in the district, police have found crucial evidence in the case.
Police have traced an Innova car which was used for the crime under Ullal police station limits. Ullal police have recovered 7.5 kg silver and Rs 1.50 lac cash from the car. After seeing police on rounds, the accused fled in another car, leaving the cash and ornaments in the Innova car at K C Road, said sources. When police searched the car they found cash and ornaments. It is suspected that the accused might have taken the rest of the ornaments along with them. It is said that the accused took an Innova car on rent from Surathkal.
Sub inspector Pradeep was injured when the accused attacked the police personnel in their successful bid to escape.
The police have also retrieved watches, a gas cutter, sharp weapons, rod, DVR, spray paint, chilli powder. Items worth Rs 30 lac was seized.
The police had also examined the CCTV footage on the national highways earlier to trap the accused. They informed that the accused who were 7-8 in number are from Surathkal and Farangipete.
It may be recalled, on July 26, a gang of dacoits looted 15 kilo silver jewellery, 26 high end watches and Rs 4.5 lac in cash from a jewellery shop at Manjeshwar Hosangadi, after assaulting the security guard. The security guard, Abdullah, was later shifted to a hospital in Mangaluru.