Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)
The North Division police of Bagalagunte police on Monday arrested a most wanted notorious chain snatcher and his associates who was having 155 cases pending against him.
The accused has been identified as Acchuth Kumar, 35, from Hubbali.
Senior officer told reporters the accused was arrested by Jnanabharathi police in 2018 and after spending four years in Central prison,he was out on bail in July to continue snatching chains.
A special team headed by Bagalagunte police inspector Sandeep P Kouri cracked the case,said that Acchuth Kumar had met two accused while in prison and formed the gang.
After the trio were released on bail,the accused stole a motorcycle from Tumakuru and changed registration number plate with fake numbers and started robbing women in and around the city .
Since July the accused had committed four chain snatching cases including in Bagalagunte, Nelamangala,Vidyaranyapura and Nandini Layout police station limits.
Based on a complaint, a special team led by Mr. Kouri analyzed over 200 cctv footage for 10 days to identify the gang and arrested them .
Based on their statement the team recovered 100 grams of gold valuables worth Rs.5 lakh from the accused and further investigations are on.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,CH Pratap Reddy,has appreciated Addl CP West,Sandeep Patil,DCP North,Vinayak Patil,ACP,Arun Nagegowda,PI,Sandeep P Kouri,PSIs,as,Srikantegowda,Santhosh Kumar,Lokesh,Nagesh HV,Pradeep Kumar,Naveen Kumar and crime staff as,Ramachandrappa, Basavaraj,Smt.Gayathri,Santhosh Bhangi, Purushottam,Prakash Kilari,Mallikarjun Biradar,Eshwar Sannaki,Puthresh Belanki and others has been appreciated for the meticulous investigation and commendable job done by them in nabbing the notorious chain snatching gang a suitable reward will be given to whole team he added.