Auto driver held in city, jewellery recovered

HYDERABAD: An autorickshaw driver, who had fled with passengers\' gold jewellery bag in November last year, was arrested by the Jubilee Hills police at Krishna Nagar here on Tuesday. On Novembe

Published: 18th January 2012 04:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: An autorickshaw driver, who had fled with passengers' gold jewellery bag in November last year, was arrested by the Jubilee Hills police at Krishna Nagar here on Tuesday. On November 11, a couple from Singapore arrived in the city to attend the wedding of a close relative at Vasavi Functional Hall at Lakdikapool.

They hired the autorickshaw of R Ramesh Naik near Rajadhani Hotel at Lakdikapool to visit their brother who was residing near Jubilee Hills Checkpost.

While travelling They kept the jewellery bag in the seat beside them but forgot to collect it after getting down at Jubilee Hills Checkpost and paying the fare.

After going some distance, the driver noticed that the couple had forgotten the bag in his vehicle.

He immediately went to his native place _ Amangal in Mahaboobnagar district.

By selling a part of the jewellery at Amangal and in Nalgonda district, he cleared his debts and was leading a lavish life.

On Monday evening, Naik came to Hyderabad for selling the remaining jewellery and while he was moving near the jewellery shops in Sri Krishna Nagar, Yousufguda the police arrested him and seized about 700 gm of gold from him.

On being grilled, he confessed to the offence, said E Shankar Reddy, ACP, Banjara Hills division.

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