VIJAYAWADA: 4 history-sheeters accused in chain-snatching, motorbike theft and ganja smuggling cases were arrested by the Central Crime Station (CCS) police at Kankipadu on Sunday evening. A gold chain worth Rs 1.74 lakh, 6 kg of ganja and 2 motorbikes were recovered from them.
The accused arrested were T Manoj Kumar alias Manu (23), and T Rajesh (24) of Satyanarayanapuram, Govindarajulu alias Raja Sai (24) of Ajith Singh Nagar and T Vigneswara Rao (26) of Ramavarappadu. After being tipped-off, police nabbed them at Punadipadu village under Kankipadu police station limits during a vehicle check.
Producing the accused before media, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) B Rajkumari said that, “The 4 accused are habitual offenders, They were absconding along with the accused Sk Basha, Rehmatullah alias Akhtar and Afzal, sold ganja in Vijayawada in smaller groups after buying it from Agency areas of Visakhapatnam district.”
“Investigation have revealed that the accused committed chain-snatching under Satyanarayanapuram, Nuzvid, Kankipadu police limits in AP and under Sathupalli police limits in Telangana. They were also involved in bike thefts under Ajith Singh Nagar police limits. A manhunt has been launched to nab the 3 other accused who are at large,”.