VISAKHAPATNAM: Vizag police on Saturday busted a seven-member gang which looted cash and gold at knifepoint from a house in Chaitanyanagar near Maddilapalem on December 23 and recovered Rs 10,800 cash and 60 gram of gold ornaments from the accused.
The arrested have been identified as Mohammed Ahmed (32), Vadamodula Sathish (32), Zubera Ahmed (25), Vadamodula Vijay Kumar (29) and Sheikh Allabakshu (27), Sella Srinu (25) and Mohammed Roshan (34).
The incident occurred on December 23 when four members of the gang, one posing as a police officer, entered the house of one Chandrasekhar Raju before they made good with Rs 51,000, a gold wrist watch, a diamond ring and 200 grams of gold ornaments at knife point, DCP (Crimes) T Ravi Kumar Murthy told the media here on Saturday.
With the use of CCTV footage and a few other inputs, nabbed the main accused, Mohammed Ahmed, a mechanic at a scrap shop of Kishore, nephew of Chandrasekhar Raju, he said.
Investigation revealed that Kishore told Mohammed Ahmed that his uncle Chandrasekhar Raju was a benami holder of big sharks and had Rs 200 crore in cash. Believing in Kishore’s words and without assessing the reality, Mohammed Ahmed along with his friends hatched a plan to loot the house.
On December 20, the gang decamped with Rs 25,000 in cash from a locked house at Chaitanyanagar thinking it was Raju’s house. After coming to know that they had gone to a wrong address, the gang on December 22 night gained entry into Raju’s house and looted the property.