The City Police have arrested three members of ‘Chaddi-baniyan’ gang, including its kingpin, the gang has allegedly committed around 20 house break-ins throughout the state since 2010, according to the police.
Mandod Sumalabhai (26) and Sarabhai Rumal Bhai (30), Madiya Kamil (25), the leader of the gang, all addressing from Gulbar village in Dahod district of Gujarat. The other 5 members of the gang are yet to be arrested, City Police Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Laddha expressed.
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Among the 20 cases, one was registered at Nelluru in 2010, one at Khammam in 2014, two crimes were committed in Tirupati this year. The rest 16 cases were reported from Gajuwaka, Duvvada, PM Palem, Arilova, Bheemili since 2015.
The property lost in the house break-ins included Rs.30,000 in cash, 1,500 grams of gold, 4,500 grams of silver. The police have recovered 400 grams of silver and an iron rod from the alleged.
Among the 20 cases, in this year 2 crimes were committed and one crime registered at Nelluru in 2010, one at Khammam in 2014, the other cases registered from Gajuwaka, PM Palem, Arilova, Duvvada, Bheemili since 2015.
“The Chaddi-baniyan gang has committed nine offences this year alone. The members reach South Indian cities in trains or jeeps and commit offences, irrespective of season or month. Unlike other gangs, they do not stay in lodges or hotels, but choose lonely places, slums, bushes, and etc,” Mr. Laddha told the media here.
Explaining about the modus operandi, the gang would conduct recce in the morning and identify the locked houses. Police Commissioner noted.
The gang is very dangerous as they attack with iron rods and stones people who live in the surroundings. They do not stay at a place more than 10 days,” he said. They would break the locks of the houses by iron rods in the night.
In all the crimes allegedly committed by the gang in the city, the members stayed in isolated places near Duvvada railway station, Madhurwada and etc., the police said.
“The gang allegedly has committed crimes at gated community colonies, apartments, group houses on the city outskirts. Police teams from South Crime Sub-divsion worked for months before zeroing on the gang members,” Mr. Laddha said.
The accused have been sent to judicial remand after arrest. Though the recovery is less, the police are planning to take them into custody again, he added.
20 cases solved
Meantime, the City Police have arrested 10 people who have involved around 20 offences such as reported from Pendurthi, stealing vehicles among others, reported from Pendurthi, Gopalpatnam, Gajuwaka, and Yelamanchali.
“In a case, four people including the kingpin of the gang, P. Jogi Babu, hailing from East Godavari district, allegedly stole tractors and trailers,” another police officer noted.