Warangal (Urban): The Central Crime Station (CCS) police arrested two persons in connection with a theft case and recovered 16.5 tolas of gold ornaments worth Rs 5 lakh on Wednesday. The accused were identified as Samudrala Raju and Madarapu Bhaskar Rao, both natives of Subbakkapalli village of Tekumatla mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalpalli district.
According to Commissioner of Police V Ravinder, the main accused S Raju, who is currently residing in Desaipet, broke into the house of a kirana shop owner at Desaipet on Monday knowing that only the shop owner’s mother-in-law was inside the house. He tied her up and decamped with the gold ornaments. Raju reportedly handed over the stolen property to Madarapu Bhaskar, but he kept a chain which he intended to sell as he needed money urgently.
“While he was roaming suspiciously in the bullion market in Warangal, our CCS police nabbed him. During interrogation, he confessed to the crime,” the CP added. Raju was also involved in such offences in the past and went to jail in 2005 along with two other persons for offenses committed in Jeedimetla in Hyderabad.
The Commissioner appreciated Additional DCP B Ashok Kumar, Warangal ACP R Prabhakar Rao, CCS Inspectors B Srinivas Rao and D Ravi Raju. Meanwhile, the CP said use of modern fingerprint scanning equipment which they procured recently helped them in identifying the criminals easily.