Gang of Eight Inter-State Organised Cheating and Illegal arms selling gang busted,2 Country made pistols,8 live bullets,Cash Seized by CCB Police.
The Central Crime Branch Police of organised Crime Wing as OCW sleuths arrested a inter-state organised cheating gang of eight and recovered two country-made pistols,eight live cartridges, an air gun,Rs.55,000 cash,500 ml of chloroform,1 Toyota camry car,Two Royal Enfield bullets recovered from their possession.
The accused has been identified as,identified as Shakeel Ahmed (24),from Hebbal,Shravan Khatri (32),from Rajasthan, Imran Khan (31),from Amaravathy,Jaleel Umar (29),from Bhatkal,Rafi Ahmed Khan (20),from Kolar,Syed Waseem (25),from Nagawara,Mohammed Hasan Ansari (43), from Mumbai,and Imran Raees (23), from Uttar Pradesh.
The accused were caught red handed with the weapons on Taralabalu Road in R.T. Nagar by OCW wing police inspector Murugendraiah.M,and his team.
The accused used to cheat people in the name of ‘rice pulling’ copper bowl for fortune and waylaid their victims at gunpoint.
Do not fall to Rice pulling prey –
The Bengaluru Police commissioner with other senior officers has appealed to citizens across city not to fall in prey of Rice pulling and all as the conmen will cheat you.
Rice pulling means.
The conmen used to offered a piece of metal saying it would bring him good fortune and, over the last 10 year, many have paid the scamsters close to crores to buy the metal,Rice pulling’ is a well-known trick in which scamsters sell a metal piece that apparently brings good fortune to the person who buys it.They even claim that the metal is decades or even centuries old and narrate stories of how the metal has changed the fortune of people who owned it.In numerous cases,they fake a market demand for the product,trapping prospective buyers.In many case,the accused claimed that the metal was from the US and they used to lure with Steel powder coated rice and kept a magnet hidden under the vessel to ensure that it attracted rice with this technique they might cheat you so don’t fall to this prey.
Alok Kumar,Addl CP, Crime,said,two from the gang came here to sell weapons and along with other accused,started to indulge in multiple crimes like burglary, robbery,and cheating.The gang members were always on the lookout for vulnerable businessmen and tried to attract them by telling about the magical rice pulling bowl which can bring fortunes.Once the gullible businessmen gets trapped to their prey and when they reach to spot with cash,the accused used to rob them at gunpoint and later put them into a state of being unconscious using chloroform he added.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner,T.Suneel Kumar,told media persons that,a team led by Additional Commissioner of Police Crime,Alok Kumar,DCP Crime,Girish S,under the leadership of ACP,OCW,B.Balaraju,PI,Murugendraiah.M, received a credible information that some persons are trying to sell country made pistol and are indulged in cheating people at the gun point as soon as the information passed as the team of CCB were on search of gun trial in the city the team rushed to spot and zeroed in all the eight persons red handed while trying to sell country made pistols to their customers the team arrested all the accused and recovered two country-made pistols,8 live bullets,one air gun,24 inch one cutter,Rs.55,000 cash,1 chloroform 500ml bottle,1 Car,two Enfield bullets with other
equipments.During the press conference Suneel Kumar said preliminary investigation by the the CCB sleuths it has come to light that the gang is operating across the states from past 2 years in cheating people at gun point with the process of threatening them at gun point and rob their valuables.We suspect the accused have planned to rob the business man with the Rice pulling technique by offering them sell them herbs,antiques and other items.Once the victim approached them with the cash, the gang planned to rob them at gun point.As many are been cheated fooled with this rice pulling to the tune of crores.Suneel Kumar said we have appealed to citizens to not to fall in this prey of Rice pulling many times but also thousands of people are getting fooled when I was DCP north in 2010 from that time this rice pulling criminals are fooling innocent people by giving them false promises.
After the press conference,T.Suneel Kumar paraded the accused and while questioning about from where they are one of the accused who is from Bengaluru said he is working as a car dealer he was came to contact with all other accused in a pooja liveband in Sheshadripuram they befriended each other and they used to source weapons and bullets from Amaravathy near Maharashtra and they used to sell to their clients another accused said his boss Sohail sent him to Bengaluru to get Black Turmeric powder from one Shakeel so he came to Bengaluru to take the Black Turmeric powder when the commissioner asked him for what it is used he said they said it will be useful to break open any 7 levels locks easily to commit offences as if the black turmeric powder is putted on the locks it will automatically break open the accused Mohammed Hasan Ansari explained and he said they sell this powder for the cost of Rs.10 Crore rupees for 1kg black turmeric powder.Many officers said we heard first time about black turmeric powder and we will investigate further as they are telling truth or not and a case has been registered in RT Nagar police station and all the eight accused were produced before the court on Monday and they have been remanded to police custody for eight days and finally Bengaluru police commissioner,T.Suneel Kumar,has appreciated Addl CP,Crime,Alok kumar,DCP,Crime,Girish.S,ACP,Balaraju.B,PIs,as,Murugendraiah. M,Lakshmikanthaiah, Harish,Dharmendra,and staff as,Dinesh Shetty,Harishchandra,Dhananjaya,Raghavendra,Harish,and Mahanthesh and other staff has been appreciated and a cash reward of Rs.1 lakh has been announced to the whole team for the commendable job done by them who has busted the inter-state organised cheating gang and illegal arms selling gang members he added.