The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police arrested two members of a notorious inter-state burglar gang from Uttar Pradesh and recovered four kg of jewellery worth about Rs 2.5 crore, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner told reporters here on Saturday.
With their arrest, the Bengaluru police claimed to have solved 40 burglary cases in the state which includes 35 cases from Bengaluru alone since 2016.
The duo’s notoriety is such that even Uttar Pradesh police had announced Rs 10,000 worth reward for anyone who provides information about this gang.
According to the police, the two accused are identified as Faheem Islamuddin aka ATM Faheem, 35 years and Murasaleem Mohammed aks Saleem, 42 years both are residents of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.
The Bengaluru police solved this case after carefully studying their modus operandi and fingerprint of Faheem that was gathered by the Annapooraneshwari police in one of the cases in 2017 and it matched with the similar case that was registered with the Hyderabad police.
The police added that Faheem tried to mislead the police by giving false statements that he used to sell stolen gold through one Ashol of Gurugram.
A police officer said the notorious gang was operating in Hyderabad, Panaji, Goa and in prominent cities like Belagavi using the same modus operandi.
The police has registered a case and is investigating further.
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