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Mangaluru: Notorious ‘Chaddi Gang’ robbers nabbed in Sakleshpur with KSRTC staff, private drivers’ help

Mangaluru, Jul 9: Members of the notorious inter-state “Chaddi Gang” were captured in a joint operation by Mangaluru, Hassan and Sakleshpur police, thanks to the precise information provided by KSRTC Mangaluru’s 3rd division staff and private drivers. The gang was nabbed in in Sakleshpur.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Raju Singhania, aged 24, Mayur, aged 30, Bali, aged 22, and Vikky, aged 21, all from Madhya Pradesh.

Incident: In the early hours of July 9, 2024, the “Chaddi Gang” committed a robbery and assault at a house in Mangaluru. They fled the scene in the victims’ car and later boarded a KSRTC bus heading towards Mulky. CCTV footage showed that the accused traveled to Mangaluru.

Upon receiving this information, police approached KSRTC Mangaluru’s 3rd division. They showed the video footage to a driver who recognized the bus from the footage and identified it as belonging to their division. The driver/conductor confirmed that four unknown individuals had boarded their bus at the Mulky bus stand and later alighted in Mangaluru. They subsequently traveled on the 5:30 AM Mangaluru-Bangalore KSRTC bus of the same division.

Using the information provided by KSRTC staff and private drivers, police traced the robbers to Sakleshpur. With the help of Hassan police and Sakleshpur police, they successfully apprehended the gang members.

The gold, cash, and watches stolen from Mangaluru were confiscated from the accused and handed over to the Urwa police. The police traced the accused within 5 hours of the theft at Kotekani.

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