The Cyberabad police on Monday busted a notorious inter-state 'chaddi' gang from Gujarat, by arresting two people and cracking the case of 8 robberies in the city. The arrests were made by the Special Operations Team (SOT), Madhapur Zone. The arrested accused have been identified as Hasan Narsingh and Raju Sav Singh Baria.
The authorities said that the robberies took place in the month of December 2017, April 2018 and January 2019. The bizzare 'chaddi' gang is named so, because the accused execute burgalaries in the night, wearing just their underwear.
"Our team traced the movements of these offenders in Dahod District of Gujarat state and launched physical and technical surveillance on the movements of offenders, as they were moving in very remote places. With systematic and strenuous effort, the SOT Madhapur Zone apprehended two of the five members Gang on January 18 in Mahisagar district of Gujarat State, produced them before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Mahisagar at Lunawada and brought them to KPHB Police Station on transit warrant," a press note stated.
The police said that the accused were involved in 8 house burglaries including ones in Bhagat Singh Nagar and KPHB Phase-V under the limits of the KBHP police and Puppalaguda under the jurisdiction of the Narsingi police. This also included three house burglaries in NRSA Colony in KBHP on a single day; January 5, 2019.
Explaining the gang's modus operandi, the police said, "The chaddi gang criminals belong to Gujarat state and are doing labour work for their livelihood and living in very remote areas in Dahod district of Gujarat. When they are coming to commit offences in Hyderabad and other areas, usually they travel by train and spend their day in railway stations and slums and do recce of locked houses. After sunset, they go to nearby bushes of the colonies of the houses identified by them and wait till midnight. After midnight, they remove their trouser and shirt in the bushes and tie them and footwear to their waist. Then, they go to the locked houses of nearby bushes and commit the offences. After completion of the offence they will stay in the same bushes up to 5 am in the morning and slowly leave the area and move individually in nearby railway stations and slum areas till evening."
The police said that they seized two mobile phones, a sweater and a net cash of Rs 1,375.
‚ÄúThe arrested accused are going to be produced before the court for judicial remand and they will be taken into police custody for further questioning and recovery of stolen property,‚ÄĚ the press note stated.