HYDERABAD: The Medipally police arrested an autorickshaw driver for committing burglaries, and recovered gold ornaments weighing 55 tolas and worth Rs 17 lakh him. The arrested is Maram Venkata Reddy (39) a resident of Shankar Nagar in Peerzadiguda near Medipally.
He has a criminal past and was involved in many property thefts in the past 20 years. There are warrants issued by the Warangal and Jeedimetla police pending against him. Deputy commissioner of police (Malkajgiri) Rema Rajeswari R said that on October 11, when the police were checking vehicles at Canara Nagar Bus stop in Medipally, they saw the accused moving on a stolen motorcycle. As the crime police team had asier on him, he was detained and questioned about the documents of the bike he was riding but he did not respond properly. “On frisking him the team found gold ornaments in his trousers’ pocket and immediately took him to the police station and thoroughly interrogated him. The accused, while confessing to his crimes, said he was a habitual offender, had been earning his living by committing offences and was also addicted to consuming liquor,” the DCP said.
The accused previously committed property thefts in Saidabad, Saroornagar, Santosh Nagar, Kanchanbagh, LB Nagar, Narket, Rajendra Nagar, Amangal, Mahbubnagar district, Shaligoraram, Nalgonda district and was imprisoned several times. In January he took shelter at Shankar Nagar in Medipally and committed house burglaries in Medipally, Ghatkesar, LB Nagar and Malkajgiri police limits.