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Hyderabad: Operation on to flush out armed robbers

Commandos of the anti-terrorist squad of Telangana State police, OCTOPUS, are carrying out a major operation inside a residential complex in Rajendranagar area of the city to flush out armed robbers holed up there.

The operation began after Cyberabad police tracked down a vehicle allegedly used by the gang of seven members who tried to rob a Muthoot Finance office at Mailardevpally this morning.

Hundreds of fully-armed OCTOPUS commandos cordoned off the ‘My Homes Housing Palace’ complex, with the help.of local police, at Rajendranagar and are moving in.

Around 900 people live in the residential area, the police said.

In the evening, the police spotted the car used by the suspects at the apartment complex in Rajendranagar area and cordoned off the area to search each house.

Earlier today at 10.11 in the morning, a group of four members had entered Muthoot Finance office posing as customers trying to pledge their gold ornaments. Two persons engaged the staff in conversation while the other two entered the manager’s cabin and asked him about applying for a gold loan. When the manager Latheef was explaining the procedure to them, the two persons took out pistols, pointed it towards him and demanded gold and money.

Courtesy:New indian express