The special team investigating the robbery of the diamond bindi and gold and silver ornaments gifted by the Nizam to the Lal Darwaza Mahankali temple in the Old City of Hyderabad has identified 13 suspects in the case some of whom are currently being questioned.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad police commissioner Anurag Sharma has written to endowment department officials to provide funds for installing CCTV cameras in all famous temples in the city to prevent thefts.
Sharma said six teams comprising senior police officials are investigating the Lal Darwaza temple robbery. They suspected involvement of some notorious gangs which were involved in similar robberies earlier.
“We already identified as many as 13 persons who might have been involved in the robbery and a hunt is on to nab all of them. Some suspects are already in police custody and are being questioned in connection with the robbery. We have got some information that gangsters from other states were involved in the Mahankali temple theft,’’ Sharma said. “The city police does not have adequate funds to set up CCTVs in all temples to prevent thefts,” Sharma added.