Hyderabad: The Special Operations team Bhongir Zone busted a dacoity gang involving six persons working in modus operandi who intercepted an oil tanker posing as Vigilance officers and fled away with Rs 6,00,000 cash.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Sunday around 11 pm near Yamnapet pet X road Ghatkesar where complainant Shaik Zaheer Ahmed’s oil tanker was intercepted by four persons who posed as Vigilance officers demanded to check documents of the vehicle.
The perpetrators threatened the oil tanker driver and fled away with Rs 6,00,000 cash that was sent for buying the oil.
Special team acting on a tip-off arrested six persons identified as Mohd Abdul Rahaman, Booshan Harish, Nunavath Tulasi, Bonalu Bharath, Birapaka Srinu and Vikkurthi Vinod Kumar when they arrived in the city to commit another crime.
According to complainant, he received a phone call from a person who introduced himself as Nikhil offered to sell oil at reasonable price.
The complainant expressed his interest in doing business with Nikhil but said could not come to Hyderabad for receiving the Oil.
Since the complainant could not visit Hyderabad due to bakri id festival, the accused offered to deliver oil if he sends an oil tanker and the amount through the driver.
On 11 August, a clerk, a driver and Rs 6 Lakhs cash along with empty oil tanker was sent to collect oil from Hyderabad.
Prime accused Nikhil leaked the information to his partner in crime Shaik Fazalur Rahaman also a truck driver, who along with their other associates intercepted the oil tanker and threatened to kill the clerk if reveals any information and fled away with the net cash.
B. Raju Inspector SOT Bhongir zone led the special team and acted on tip-off, apprehended the accused from Aushapur Ghatkesar and seized a Tata Indica, net cash of 8.8 Lakh, eight mobile phones all worth around Rs 13,00,000 lakhs from their possession.
The duo later confessed to their previous joint crime committed three months back when the accused Fazalpur Rahman was employed by the complainant.
Back then, Fazalpur Rahman had leaked the information to Nikhil who intercepted the vehicle.
The duo later called the complaint Zaheer and told the vigilance officers have seized the vehicle and demanded Rs 3 lakhs for its release.