Domesticated and Pigs stealing racket busted,Ten member gang arrested by Chikkajala police recovered stolen pigs

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

The Chikkajala police have arrested a gang of ten from Raichur who were stealing pigs and domesticated animals from in and around the city .

The accused have been identified as Shankar,22, Ashok,21,Ambanna,21,Adiveppa,22,Parashuram, 25,Basavaraju,29,Manjunath,33,Phakirappa,31 and Nagappa,27.

Senior officer told reporters,on July 17th a group of 10 men entered a farm where 78 pigs they stole and while resisting they attacked the owner with lethal weapons who tried to resist and rescue the pigs the gang escaped with pigs and other Domesticated animals

Based on the complaint,a team of police led by Praveen M,track down the accused at Gangavathy toll gate .

In a bid to escape the accused tried to run over their vehicle on police party.However they were pinned down after a hot chase and arrested them.

The police recovered 78 pigs worth Rs. 20 lakh from them

Based on their information,the police arrested Kiran,from Raichur,who was buying the stolen domestic animals from them and seized his bank account.
The accused hailed from backward community involved in stealing cattle.

The gang was earlier involved in four such theft cases including two in Doddaballapura police station limits and one each in Soladevanahalli and Magadi police station limits.

Finally Bengaluru police commissioner C H Pratap Reddy has appreciated Addl CP East,A subramanyeshwara Rao,DCP Northeast,Dr Anoop A Shetty,PI,Praveen M and his whole team who has done a commendable and exemplary work in nabbing the accused gang they were nabbed before they escape from city a suitable reward will be given to whole team he added.