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Dacoity bid at Muthoot bank: Four held, three absconding

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police today arrested four members of a dacoit gang, which attempted to loot Muthoot Finance Company at Mailardevpally on July 4 and seized a Travera vehicle, two knives, an iron rod, four cell phones and Aadhar cards at their instance.
The accused were identified as Arshad Fulumuddin Khan, a hotel worker of West Bengal, Shafiuddin Navaboddin Sayyad, software worker (CCTC installation) of Osmanabad district, Maharashtra, Santosh Dasharath Veerkar and Mohammad Dastagir of Bandlaguda, Chandrayangutta, who provided shelter to the criminals. However, principal accused Shareef and notorious criminals Anna and Farooq are absconding.
According to the Cyberabad police, two of the seven-member gang entered the Muthoot finance company at Mailardevpally on the morning of July 4 on the pretext of customers wanting to mortgage a gold ring. After a couple of minutes, five gangsters armed with lethal weapons entered the company and attempted to loot brandishing pistols. However, their attempt to loot the bank was foiled with the staffers raising hue and cry, blowing siren and passersby rushing into the bank. The dare-devil criminal fled the scene.
On receipt of a complaint from the manager of the finance company, the Cyberabad police registered a case and plunged into action. The good work done by the team of Cyberabad Police succeeded in arresting the accused under the direct supervision of C.P. Cyberabad Sandeep Shandilya and his other officers.
The police while searching the crime vehicle at Happy Homes a polythene bag was found. Based on that information, the team proceeded to Veersavarkar chowk Osmanabad and verified the address and collected previous history. One of the accused came to Hyderabad and took shelter in the house of A-7 who passed information to A-3 timely about the movement of police and on 21-07-2017 morning the search parties who were deployed apprehended the A-3 and A-7 at the house of A-7 and on interrogation they confessed to having committed this offence.
Basing on the confession of A-3 search party apprehended the accused A-2 and A-6 at the house of A-6 situated at Osmanabad, Maharashtra and immediately brought the above accused persons and produced before the investigation officer. Efforts are afoot to arrest the absconding accused, police said. (NSS)