GUNTUR:Chilakaluripet Urban police have recovered Rs 28.50 lakh worth booty after arresting four burglars.
Disclosing details to newsmen at Chilakaluripet on Sunday, Narasaraopet DSP K Venkataiah and Chilakaluripet Urban CI B Suresh said that they have arrested — B Vijay Kumar alias Vijay (29) from Kavur of Chilakaluripet mandal, T Madhu alias Manoj (28) of Srikakulam district who is currently residing at Hyderrabad, Mekala Venkata Reddy (22) from Miriyala of Karampudi mandal and Nakka Sarweswara Rao (21) from Irikepalle of Dachepalle mandal of Guntur district and recovered the booty. Based on a complaint from S Srinivas, residing in an apartment in Subbaiah Thota area of Chilakaluripet about missing of Rs 29.50 lakh from his residence, police took up the investigation and recovered the cash by arresting the accused.
Going into the details, Srinivas had taken Rs 20 lakh from his friends to construct a house. He had Rs 9.5 lakh of his own. Leaving the cash at his residence, Srinivas went to visit a relative in Hyderabad on August 14. Upon returning the next day, he was shocked as the bag containing the cash was missing.
Immediately, he lodged a complaint with police. Narasaraopet DSP K Venkataiah swung into action. After investigation, police learnt that an accused Vijay, who went to jail in connection with a murder case earlier, was behind the robbery and kept a vigil on his movements.
On Sunday, when the police noticed four people at Vijay’s residence, they raided the house and arrested all the four including Vijay.
Vijay was lodged in Narasaraopet sub jail on remand for some time. There he developed relationship with another inmate Madhu.
Meanwhile, Vijay, who learnt that Srinivas had kept money in his residence, hatched a plan to loot the same and called his friend Madhu, who inturn took two of his friends with him to carry out the act on midnight of August 14.
Immediately, after stealing the money, the four accused took Rs 25,000 each for their personnel needs and kept the remaining amont in Vijay’s residence. When they gathered to share the remaining loot on Sunday, police arrested them the recovered the money.