Hyderabad: Five notorious pickpockets nabbed

Hyderabad: The Commissioner’s Task Force, West Zone Team apprehended a five-membergang of pickpockets and recovered net cash of Rs 91,020, a car and seven cell phones from their possession.

The accused were identified as Vemula Raju, 28, Jalachitra Nageshwar Rao, 42, Janapareddy Kondal Rao, 35, J. Naga Raju, 23, and Sathupati Nagaraju, 45, who committed offences in thelimits of Banjara Hills in Hyderabad and Alair ofRachakonda, said the police.

Raju’s mother, Kondamma, is a notorious pickpocket and is involved in several cases inHyderabad and Cyberabad limits. Raju is kingpin of the gang and is working as car driver in Hyderabad.

“As per his plan, he engaged the others, who were previous offenders on commission basis”.

DCP, Commissioner’s Task Force, P. Radhakrishna Rao.

“As per their plan, on September 27, the gang went to Alair in a car, bearing the number TS 07 FT 3463, for a meeting of oath taking ceremony of Alair Agriculture Market Committee Chairman at ANR Garden. They picked pockets of people in the said place and fled with more than Rs 1 lakh in the car. Again on September 29, they went to City Center bus stop at road number 1 Banjara Hills, and picked Rs 9,000 from a person’s pocket whilehe was waiting for the bus” said the official.

Their modus operandi is to wear white toappear neat and decent. They usually go to political parties and other meetings bywearing white shirts and park their vehicle closeby. They identify the target andsurround him to commit offence.

On Monday, when the gang came to Banjara Hillsarea in their car, the West Zone Task Force teamapprehended them and handed them over to theBanjara Hills police for further necessary action.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain, mohammedhussain.reporter@gmail.com Twitter: @writetohussain