Notorious burglar arrested; Rs 7 lakh worth valuables seized

The N R Mohalla police have arrested a person on charges of stealing valuables from several houses in the city. Commissioner of Police B Dayananda said the police had successfully nabbed a certain Manju, 32, in connection with many theft cases. During interrogation, Manju told the police about his involvement in 10 theft cases. Police revealed that the arrested person was involved in many more burglary cases in other districts as well.

Hailing the police for their commendable job, the top cop said 107 grams of gold and one car worth Rs 7 lakh have been recovered from the accused. With this, the police have successfully solved five cases. N R Mohalla Inspector Ashok said by arresting Manju, they could solve more than five cases in Mysuru and Bengaluru.

The inspector also revealed that Manju was a habitual offender. Ashok said, “During interrogation, the accused confessed to committing many crimes. He used to target locked houses in the city.” Manju told the police that he was running petty business and incurred heavy losses which forced him to look for other sources of income. Police said they are yet to verify his version.

Police Commissioner has appreciated the good work done by DCP, NR Mohalla division ACP, Police Inspector, Police Sub Inspector and the crime staff. The entire team will be rewarded in due course. Meanwhile, the accused Manju has been sent to judicial custody.

11 held for gambling

Nazarbad police have arrested 11 people for indulging in gambling here on Friday. According to City Police Commissioner, B Dayananda, the police, based on a reliable information, raided a place near KSRTC Layout on Ring Road in the city, leading to the arrest of 11 people. Cash worth Rs 30,150 and 15 mobiles were recovered from them. The arrested have been identified as Raju 23, Kiran 25, Lokesh 26, Sandesh 19, Prasanna 33, Vinay 30 and Krishna Kumar, 43. They all hail from different localities in and around the city. A case has been registered under Karnataka Gambling Act against them.

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