Hyderabad: For the first time in the last 15 years, five members of the Kanja Kherya gang of Kherwa Jageer village in Madhya Pradesh have been caught by the Cyberabad special operations team sleuths. The gang which steals gold, cash and other valuables from the passengers travelling in private buses was wanted by the police of at least 10 states in India.
Since April this year, as many as 12 cases of theft in private buses were reported at Kukatpally, KPHB, Miyapur, Bachupally, Suryapet, Mahabubnagar, Kodad, and Nalgonda. The gang follows the private buses in a car and waits for them to stop at the dhabas on the highways.
Once the passengers travelling on the buses get down to have food, two gang members enter the buses and steal the valuables from the bags of the passengers, and flee immediately in their car.
Cyberabad police commissioner Mr. V. C. Sajjanar on Thursday said after receiving a tip-off that their families were living on hillocks at Multani-pura hamlet in Kherwa Jageer village, a team of 10 police officials went there and stayed for about 25 days and nabbed Md Haider Ali Khasham Multhani,35, Sikhender Razaq, 45, Mohsin Khan, 28, Mohammed Tayyub Khan, 33, and Afsar Khan, 20.
They have been brought to the city and remanded to judicial custody. The gang has been caught for the first time in the last 15 years. Based on their confession, 780 gm of gold pertaining to nine cases, and one car have been seized from them, said the commissioner.