Chain-snatching offender wanted in Hyderabad caught by Delhi anti-terrorism squad
By Jayendra Chaithanya T | Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 09:23 AM |
HYDERABAD: A chain snatching offender, most wanted by Hyderabad and Cyberabad police, and carrying one lakh reward in Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested by the anti-terrorism squad of North-East Delhi and is being brought to city on production of transit warrant. The accused committed four snatching offenses in Hyderabad in one day and went back to New Delhi.
“Salman had come to Hyderabad recently. He visited Ram Kote area, posing as a student admitted to PG course in Osmania University and bought a bike for Rs 57,000. With the help of his associates here, he committed offences and the next day, he sold the bike at the same shop for Rs 47,000 stating that he was going back as the climate did not suit him. He sold the bike for Rs 47,000 and went to New Delhi.”
Salman was involved in 19 cases till 2015, inlcuding three cases registered under Indian Arms Act. His recent arrest showed involvement in nine cases including four in Hyderabad - Malakpet, Punjagutta, Rajendranagar and Saroornagar, said the officer. The accused, Salman alias ‘Daant Tuta’ (24) of Bhajanpura in Delhi was a Class VI dropout.
Salman, formed a gang in 2010 with several snatching offenders. Since then, he was committing offences along with others and has been evading arrest since 2015. He also attacked a policeman in Badaun with a weapon in 2015.A few days ago, on July 26, the anti-terrorism squad of North-East Delhi nabbed Salman at Jafrabad, along with a modern pistol, two live cartridges and three gold chains which he stole in Hyderabad.
The team laid a trap near Jafrabad Tent Wala School and on the instance, Salman was apprehended. Accordingly, a case was registered at PS Jafrabad.“Salman, who is fond of premium bikes was arrested several times for snatching and stealing bikes in 2010 and 2014. His two favourite hideouts are in Mumbai and Hyderabad. He travels other cities in flights to avoid detection and leads a lavish lifestyle,” said a senior police officer.