Two arrested, jewellery recovered

hindu logoTuesday, Mar 16, 2004

By Our Staff Reporter

KARUR, MARCH 15 . The Karur town police have arrested two persons and recovered stolen gold jewellery worth over Rs.two lakhs and Rs.35,000 in cash from them.

With the arrests, the police claim to have solved a series of theft cases in the district.

The police were on the look-out for the culprits who stole about 18 sovereigns of old jewellery from the house of P. Jayalakshmi of East Nanjappa Street here last year.

Investigations revealed the hand of K. Azhagu alias Periasamy of Rasipuram and T. Murugan of Sankagiri. A special team led by the Town Deputy Superintendent of Police, Muthusamy, tracked down the duo and secured them today.

Interrogation of the two culprits led to the unravelling the mystery behind six other theft cases in Karur district.

The duo acknowledged its involvement in several cases of theft and, interestingly, from the booty took a piece of agricultural land and a house on lease from Chinnappa Gounder of Sadayampalayam near here. They have been carrying on agriculture there for the past one year.

The police recovered from the duo Rs. 35,000 in cash, gold jewellery worth Rs.two lakhs, a television set and a VCD among other things.

The arrested were produced before the Judicial Magistrate I, Murugadoss, who remanded them to 15 days custody. The Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Mittal, appreciated the special team members who effected the arrest and the subsequent recovery of stolen property.

Published by Sandeep Mittal, I.P.S.

Shri Sandeep Mittal, an IPS Officer of 1995 Batch, completed B. Sc. (Honours) Geology with University Gold Medal and M.Sc. Applied Geology with University Gold Medal, both from University of Delhi. He earned Degree of Master’s in Police Management from Osmania University, Diploma in Cyber Security and Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics from Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar . He is a Postgraduate in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance from Cranfield University, UK. He conducted a number of experiments in people friendly policing to bridge the divide between police and public. He headed the Security of Asia Pacific’s largest prison i.e. Tihar Prisons, New Delhi. While serving in Narcotics Control Bureau under Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as Zonal Director he was instrumental in liquidating a number of National and International drug syndicates and developed his skills in cyber crime investigation. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow, UK; a Commonwealth Scholar in Internet Law & Policy a t University of Strathclyde, UK; an Associate of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi and a Life Member of United Services Institution of India, New Delhi; Indian Society of Criminology, India and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, a peer reviewed journal. He has published research papers in reputed peer reviewed Journals.

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