Five members of notorious Bheel Gang arrested by Bengaluru Police

03 February 2018, 01:45 PM
A special team was sent to Madhya Pradesh headed by ACP level officer to arrest Raisingh.
A special team was sent to Madhya Pradesh headed by ACP level officer to arrest Raisingh.

North East Zone of Bengaluru Police has arrested 5 members of the notorious Bheel Gang of Madhya Pradesh who had attacked a policeman on January 17 late night and snatched the loaded rifle of one of the police constables. After the incident, a special team headed by Girish, DCP North East Zone, Bengaluru was constituted to nab the culprits.

Speaking to News Nation, T Suneel Kumar, Police Commissioner of Bengaluru said, “During the investigation of this case, we found that the attack was carried by the members of Bheel Gang of Madhya Pradesh who is known for carrying thefts across the country. We formed a special team to arrest the accused and have arrested 5 persons who hail from the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh and 2 persons belonging to Bengaluru were also arrested who have helped this gang in Bengaluru. We have recovered the snatched rifle and some gold ornaments from the accused."

After arresting the 4 accused, police came to know that the head of the gang Raisingh has fled to Madhya Pradesh after the incident. This gang used to flee from Bengaluru after committing the crime. A special team was sent to Madhya Pradesh headed by ACP level officer to arrest Raisingh.

Seemant Kumar Singh, additional commissioner of Bengaluru East Zone said, "Once our team reached the village of Raisingh, villagers attacked our team but with the help of the local police our team managed to arrest Raisingh after firing few rounds in the air to disperse the violent crowd."

During interrogation, Raisingh and his five associates confessed that they have carried out more than 100 thefts in and around Bengaluru in last few months. They used to target only locked houses and at the time of the theft they used to lock the surrounding houses of the target house so that nobody could come out, added Singh.

First Published: Saturday, February 03, 2018 01:39 PM
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