HYDERABAD: Law enforcement’s pursuit of the dacoits who looted 46kg of gold ornaments from the Muthoot Finance Ltd in Beeramguda has been gathering steam. Christening the investigation, ‘Operation Muthoot,’ the newly formed tactical wing of Cyberabad police comprising 30 armed policemen in plain clothes have intensified the search and nab the robbers.
The Gulbarga police of Karnataka and Mumbai police have joined the search for the miscreants. A senior police officer associated with the investigation team told Express that the offenders were professionals and repeat offenders. Even though they had indulged in similar offences earlier at various places, no cases have been registered against them and no record was available with the police.
Police suspect that miscreants who reached Gulbarga with stolen booty have divided themselves into two groups and dispersed in an attempt to make it difficult for the investigators. However, police have obtained intelligence reports that a gang comprising of three members might have gone to Mumbai travelling by train from Wadi railway station of Gulbarga.
“The investigation in to the robbery case is being done by the tactical wings. The special teams are on the right track and we have intensified the probe to identify them and to nab them,” a high ranking police official said. The special teams have also verified the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) where 15,000 Police Stations throughout the country stored data of criminals to learn about the offenders responsible for the Muthoot robbery. However, they haven’t been able to identify the miscreants.
Following the lack of concrete information about miscreants, police suspect that the accused change their modus operandi regularly and conduct reconnaissance of the prospective scene and mange to escape, leaving no clue behind.