Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)
The CCB officials on thursday busted an inter state mobile snatching racket and arrested two persons who are part of the eight members gang .
Senior officer told reporters,Based on series of mobile snatching incidents in the city,the CCB Joint Commissioner,Raman Gupta held a high value meeting and after collecting information he formed a special team led by DCP,Dr SD , Sharanappa,under the supervision of ACP, Dharmendra.
A team headed by PI,Hazrath Killedhar and his team swung into action the team collected information from the victim and collected all details from the various police stations and conducted a operation secretly and with the help of technical inputs and police investigation skills the team identified the accused identity.
Based on reliable inputs the team zeroed in on two persons who are part of eight member Notorious robbery gang.
The team secured them with lot of efforts and excellent investigation and during investigation the duo confessed the crime.
They revealed that they used to rob mobile phones from people in and around the city and sell the robbed phones in Mumbai,Hyderabad and Delhi through their contacts .
The accused are habitual offenders involved in several robbery cases and arrested.But after coming out on bail,the accused continue to rob phones and sell it in the markets of other metro cities.
The team grilled the duo who spilled the beans and based on their statement the team went to different parts of the state and recovered 512 smart phones worth Rs.78.8 lakh from them we are on the lookout for other members of the gang and special team has been constituted under the leadership and able guidance of Dr SD Sharanappa DCP Crime-1.
Finally Karnataka Home minister,Araga Jnanendra,DG-IGP,Praveen Sood,has appreciated, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner,C H Pratap Reddy,Joint CP Crime,Raman Gupta, DCP Crime-1 Dr SD Sharanappa,ACP,Dharmendra N,PI,Hazaresh Killedhar,and other officers and staff and a suitable reward will be given to whole team for their exemplary and meticulous investigation done by them he added.