News/City Updates

Visakhapatnam police nab robbery gang, recover Rs 12.5 lakh

On Monday, Visakhapatnam Police nabbed a robbery gang in the city and recovered Rs 12.5 lakh from the accused. The arrested have been identified as Attada Seetharam alias Chandrasekhar Reddy, a real estate broker and resident of West Bengal, Ambati Santhosh, real estate broker and resident of Vizag, G Muthyala Naidu, working as PET in a private education institution the city, K Shiva Durga Rao, a driver and resident of Guntur, and P Gnaneshwar Rao, resident of Vizag. With the arrest of the robbery gang in Vizag, the prime accused Sudharshan Reddy, who plotted the robbery, went into hiding.

According to the Visakhapatnam City Police, Y Chitti Babu, a resident of the Old Dairy farm area, and his brother-in-law, P Koteswara Rao, met a real estate broker Chandrasekhar Reddy near Dr YS Rajasekhara ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium at PM Palem in August, to buy some gold bars weighing 500 grams lower than the market price. At that point in time, Koteswara Rao was carrying Rs 20 lakh cash to buy the consignment.

However, a white luxury car with a police siren and two persons in a police uniform approached them. While one of them got down from the car and inquired about the vehicle documents, Chandrasekhar Reddy managed to steal the cash. He along with the other person who posed as a policeman got into the white luxury car and fled from the spot.

The victims lodged a complaint at the local police station, post which a special team under the supervision of Sri V Suresh Babu, DCP (Crime), Visakhapatnam. The investigation and the CCTV footage has revealed that Chandrasekhar Reddy, Santhosh, and Sudharshan Reddy are acquaintances. Initially, the trio assured Koteswara Rao to check out some land sites and later they claimed that they are also involved in the gold business. The police investigation further revealed that Chandrasekhar Reddy was involved in cheating cases in Kolkata in West Bengal and Tekkali in Srikakulam district, Anakapalle, Sabbavaramm, Gopalapatnam, and under a few other police station limits in Vizag city also.

The special team fished out clues and took Attada Seetaram into custody on 1 September. The police recovered Rs 50,000/- and mobile phone from the accused. Later on, he was produced at the court in Bheemili on 3 September. Four days later, the special team nabbed the rest of the gang at Convent Junction and seized Rs 1,10,000/-. After the arrest of the robbery gang, the accused confessed to have hidden Rs 10,90,000/- of the stolen cash at Ambati Santosh’s house upon further investigation.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

10 movies releasing on OTT in the first week of October for a kickstart to the month

October's first week brings an exciting lineup of films across genres, promising a cinematic treat…

3 hours ago

Job recruitment drive in Vizag on 6 October to fill 240 vacancies

On Friday, 6 October 2023, a job recruitment drive to fill vacancies in 240 jobs…

4 hours ago

Robbery in broad daylight in Visakhapatnam, car window broken to steal valuables

On Tuesday, 3 October 2023, a robbery was reported near Diamond Park junction in Visakhapatnam,…

5 hours ago

Feel the butterflies with these best Malayalam romantic movies on Amazon Prime Video

Prepare to be swept off your feet as we delve into the world of the…

22 hours ago

RJ Farhat to sing her way into the hearts of Radio Mirchi Vizag morning listeners

How many times have we heard stories of engineers who transcended the borders of technical…

24 hours ago

Three police officials suspended over torture of Dalit man in Visakhapatnam

On Sunday, the Visakhapatnam City Police Commissioner A Ravi Shankar IPS suspended three cops for…

1 day ago