Mangaluru: The notorious inter-state nine-member gang called the “Gang of Sahibganj” from north India, known for theft, bank robbery, and jewellery shop robbery has been arrested by the CCB Police.
Based on credible information about a jewellery shop robbery plot underway at a house at Manchila in Thokottu area, during the nighttime on November 29 – 30, a team led by CCB Inspector Mahesh Prasad raided the house and arrested the gang members.
The arrested are Bhaskar Belchapada (65), Dinesh Rawal (38), Mohammed Jamil Sheik (29), Inzamam Ul Haq (27), Bista Rup Singh (34), Krishna Bahudur Bogati (41), Imdadul Razak Sheik (32), Biul Sheik (31), and Imran Sheik (30).
The police have seized several equipment and materials used for robbery which are worth Rs. 2,90,000
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A case has been registered at the Ullal Police Station.
According to the police sources, the gang had arrived from north India via train to Mangaluru about 15 days back and had booked rooms at a lodge in Thokottu and bought a house for rent at Manchila. At the rented house, they had begun their plan for jewellery shop robbery.
Recently, the gang members had attacked persons going on two-wheelers during the nighttime in the Konaje and Ullal police station limits. After assaulting and verbally abusing the two-wheeler owners in Hindi, they grabbed their vehicles forcefully. Based on this, a complaint was filed with the police.
While the police began collecting information about the vehicles, it was confirmed to them that the gang members used two-wheelers that were grabbed from their original owners to extort money from innocents and physically assault them with rods.
Meanwhile, three two-wheelers have also been seized.
It is learned that all the nine members of the notorious gang have cases against them in bank and jewellery shop robbery cases in different states.
In the operations, CCB Inspector Mahesh Prasad, PSIs Rajendra B, and Pradeep T R, ASIs Yavarada Shashidhar Shetty, Mohan K V, Harish P, and other CCB staff were involved.