BENGALURU: City Police have formed two teams to arrest the gang involved in a series of chain-snatching incidents in the city in the past few weeks. Police suspect that the ‘Irani gang’ is involved in these crimes.
P Harishekaran, Additional Police Commissioner (East division) told Express, “One team will be heading to Bidar after the festival to collect more details about the Irani gang. We have directed all police stations to patrol in mufti. We will also be using private bikes and cars.”
A senior police official said, “Analysing chain-snatching incidents of the past week, it looks like the members of a particular gang are involved in all the crimes. These sort of organised chain-snatchings are usually done in the morning. When police started patrolling in the morning hours, the chain-snatchers started to operate in the evenings.”
“Irani gang members commit crime using non-violent methods. The members look handsome and well-dressed. They don’t commit crime routinely. They snatch chains once in while and run away to other states making it difficult for police to trace them. Irani gang members steal bikes and commit and use them in chain-snatching. Later, they leave behind the vehicles and escape to other states,” he said. It is learnt that the Irani gang members reside in Bidar, Hubbali, Goa and Mumbai.
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