Gang steals cop’s gun, bullets, gold and cash in Hyderabad

Police suspect that a highly professional gang is involved and they had conducted reconnaissance
Hyderabad: Burglars raided the house of a detective inspector in Bowenpally and fled with his service weapon, 10 live bullets, 100 grams of gold and Rs 1 lakh in cash. The house owner, P. Shankar Yadav, DI of Pet Basheerabad, was on duty and his wife had gone out to pick up their daughter from college when the robbers struck on Friday evening. Police suspect that a highly professional gang is involved and they had conducted reconnaissance. The possibility of the inspector being targeted by a militant group is also not ruled out by cops. Senior officials are concerned as the service weapon could be misused.
Surprisingly, the independent house is located in a gated community guarded by two security guards and the incident occurred while several evening walkers were in the area. No one noticed the break-in. Meanwhile, the irresponsible act of the inspector, who left his service weapon at home while on duty, has angered senior officials. Mr Yadav refused comment on the issue.
Bowenpally police officials said the incident occurred between 5 pm and 8 pm. “The inspector’s wife and daughter came back home at around 8 pm and found the door broken,” said ACP M. Ganesh Reddy.
The house is located in Park View Enclave, a few km away from the police station. “His wife left home at around 5 pm to go to Nallakunta to pick up her daughter from college. Many evening walkers were outside the house and the guards were on duty. However, the thieves entered through the front door,” the ACP said. Police found the burglars had opened the front door lock and an almirah lock inside the house. The weapon (a pistol), bullets and other articles were kept in the almirah.
Though at least six CCTV cameras were installed in the gated community, the investigation officials could get footage only from one camera. “Due to some technical issues we could get footage only from one CCTV camera. We are trying to retrieve the footage from the other cameras,” a police official said. However, even after 24 hours, the police had very little information. The police has booked a burglary case.
( Source : dc correspondent )
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