The Belagavi city police have been able to nab 5 persons of a gang who were involved in various robberies in the city in connection with as many 7 cases. The Camp police have registered the case.
The accused have been identified as Mohammad Rihan Adil Bombaywale (22), resident of Kali Ambrai, Belagavi, Javed Ibrahim Attar (23), resident of Azad Nagar 2nd cross, Belagavi, Mohammad Ahad Mohammadgous Bepari (26), resident of Camp, Belagavi, Shorabh Aziz Ahmed Killedar (21), resident of Kali Ambrai, Rahim Saleem Sayyad (19), resident of Nehru Nagar.
In the recent past many mid night robberies were reported in the city and after this the Inspector General of Police (Northern Range) Dr K Ramchandra Rao, who is also in-charge of Commissionerate, had instructed concerned police officials to accelerate the speed of their investigations in connection to the same.
According to sources the 5 member gang split itself in two groups and went to two different locations of the city and then looked out of persons returning late and followed them on bikes. They used to stop the person mostly where there was no one around and later would threaten at knife point and loot all the valuables.
Police are investigation in whether the arrested gang in connected to all those cases.
IGP Rao has has announced cash award of Rs 50,000 to Camp police which have nabbed the gang.