ONGOLE: The city police on Thursday arrested four persons involved in the prawn hatchery feed theft at Kothapatnam and recovered material worth Rs 2.2 lakh.
Ongole II Town CI M Rajesh, along with his team, produced the accused before the media and disclosed details of the case.
Rajesh said the accused S Simhadri (24), R Pravin Paul, G Rambabu and K Lova Raju (23) - all belonging to Tondangi mandal in East Godavari district - were working as caretakers of a prawn pond.
They took away prawn feed worth `2.2 lakh and hid it in a secret place.
On suspicion, the police pressed the sniffer dog ‘Shadow’ into service which led to the arrest of the accused.
During interrogation, the accused confessed to their crime following which the police took them into custody and recovered the booty.