Hyd Police nabs 12 chain-snatchers, seizes one kg gold jewels
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 18:01
Hyderabad: City Police has nabbed 12 chain-snatchers, including six members of a notorious gang, who were allegedly involved in 42 snatching offences and seized one kg gold ornaments valued at over Rs 16.5 lakh from them, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

Three chain-snatchers, who had committed 22 chain snatching offences in different localities in twin cities of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and also in Cyberabad were apprehended and 60 tola gold ornaments was seized from their possession by Begumpet Police late last night, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crimes) K Narasimha Reddy told reporters here.

Similarly, Sultan Bazar Police, with the assistance of Task Force and Central Crime Station teams, nabbed six-members of a notorious gang between March 17 today and based on their confession recovered 24 tolas of gold ornaments from them that were snatched in 11 cases, the police officer said.

In yet another case, the East Zone Special team nabbed three persons during vehicle checking at Amberpet area and during interrogation the trio confessed to have committed nine chain snatching offences and recovered 17 tola gold ornaments, Reddy said.

"Some of the accused were caught earlier in chain snatching cases. While driving bikes, the accused used to snatch gold chains from the neck of women while they were walking on the roads," the police officer added.

Further investigations are on.


First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 18:01

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