Inspector-General of Police, West Zone and Police Commissioner (in-charge), Pramod Kumar handing over jewellery that had been stolen and later recovered following police investigation, on Tuesday. Coimbatore Rural Police have recorded a significant breakthrough in a number of property-related offences with the arrest of six accused.
Of the total value of property lost i.e., Rs 25.16 lakh, the police have recovered Rs. 23.69 lakh involved in cases of house breaking. The stolen jewellery and properties were restored to the legitimate owners on Tuesday. Talking to reporters, the Inspector-General of Police and Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City (in-charge), Pramod Kumar, said that following a series of theft incidents, DIG of Police, Coimbatore Range, B. Bala Naga Devi and Superintendent of Police, Coimbatore Rural District, N. Kannan were asked to form special teams.
A team led by Additional Superintendent of Police, S. Jayapandian and Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mutharasu constituted special police teams. The teams fanned out in different directions and stepped up crime prevention and detection drives. During a vehicle check on August 9, a special team intercepted two persons at Navavur Pirivu and the duo were identified as Prakash (39) of Perambavur and Vellingiri (33).
The two confessed to their involvement in various incidents of house breaking, and theft of gold jewellery and silver ornaments. They also confessed to the involvement of Pratheep (37) of Perambavur and Anil of Shoranur. The value of property lost in 13 cases of house breaking in Coimbatore district, one case each in Coimbatore City and Tirupur district was put at 239 sovereigns of jewellery, 7.5 kg of silver and Rs 2.56 lakh cash. Of the total property lost, the police had recovered 222 sovereigns, 7.5 kg of silver and Rs 2.45 lakh cash.
On August 9, Karamadai police secured Sikkanderbasha (22) of Mettuppalayam and Rameshkumar alias Rahman (23) of Tholampalayam.. On inquiry, the two confessed that they had committed robbery at Thondamuthur, Vadavalli and Karmadai areas. A total of 24 sovereigns of gold jewellery were recovered from them, valued at Rs 1.68 lakh. Similarly, on August 9, Thudialur police arrested Meeramoideen and Hakkim. On being questioned, they confessed to their involvement in theft of a moped. In all, of the value of properties lost i.e., Rs 25.16 lakh; as much as Rs 23.69 lakh have been recovered.
With the arrest of three persons, Coimbatore City Police on Tuesday registered a recovery of Rs 1.5 lakh worth of gold ornaments and 13 two-wheelers valued at Rs 6 lakhs. Following incidents of burglary and two-wheeler lifting reported at a number of places in the city, Commissioner of Police (in charge), Pramod Kumar constituted special teams under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic), N. Kamini and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime - Central), R. Gunasekaran. Those arrested in the cases have been remanded to custody and further investigation is on.