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Delhi`s notorious `Bunty Chor` nabbed in Pune

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:21

Thiruvananthapuram: Delhi`s notorious `Bunty Chor`, who was involved in over 500 burglaries across the country, has been nabbed by Kerala Police from a hotel in Pune early Sunday, within days of looting the house of a businessman here, a minister said.

State Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan confirmed that Bunty is in the custody of the Kerala Police.

"It was through a joint operation by the Kerala and Maharashtra Police that Bunty was nabbed from a hotel in Pune early Sunday," said Radhakrishnan.

"All legal procedures are being done," added Radhakrishnan.

Devinder Singh, alias Bunty Chor, reportedly broke into a high security house of Gulf NRI businessman Venugopalan Nair Jan 21.

`Bunty` allegedly deactivated electronic surveillance devices and drove off with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) worth Rs.28 lakh, a laptop and two mobile phones from Nair`s house.

`Bunty` was spotted speeding on the SUV on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border Wednesday afternoon by three motorists from Kerala.

Media reports said that Kerala Police informed their Karnataka counterparts who intercepted an SUV, allegedly driven by `Bunty`, while its occupants were seeking directions for Bangalore.

According to the reports, `Bunty` was allegedly nabbed by Karnataka Police after he initially managed to escape after attacking three policemen.

Karnataka Joint Commissioner of Police Pranab Mohanty Thursday confirmed to the media here that `Bunty` had not been arrested.

Reacting to the news of Bunty`s arrest, Nair said that he is awaiting to meet the "all-India thief".

A Bollywood movie, "Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye" starring Abhay Deol, was made in 2008 on the life of `Bunty`.


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First Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:12
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