Hyderabad: Cyberabad police investigating the attempted robbery at Muthoot Finance in Mailardevpally on June 4 have achieved a major breakthrough by nabbing two people suspected to be involved in the case.
With a clue in the form of a polythene cover the suspects had left in the abandoned vehicle used in the offence, police traced the suspects to Osmanabad in Maharashtra.
According to senior police officials from Cyberabad, after the suspects abandoned the Tavera vehicle at an apartment in Attapur, police checked the vehicle for clues but could not find anything except weapons and fingerprints on the vehicle. An iron rod and a broken number plate were also found in the vehicle. After the search was completed, another officer did a last round of search to find a polythene cover.
The cover had a print in Hindi which read “Vir Savarkar Chowk, Osmanabad.” Teams reached the place and inquired with the residents showing them CCTV footages of the robbery attempt with the help of the local police. Locals said they had spotted the suspects as well as the vehicle in the city in the recent past. With those clues, police managed to nab two suspects, Santosh and Harshad, while three or four others involved are still absconding.
“We are questioning them for more details regarding the gang and their operations and also about the absconding members. We will soon catch them also,” a senior official said, adding that it could have been an interstate gang.
A seven member gang armed with swords, pistols and knives barged into Muthoot Finance in Mailardevpally and tried to rob but the staff raised an alarm and they fled from the spot in the vehicle. Police traced their vehicle to Attapur. Officials along with OCTOPUS commandos conducted a search operation, but could not find any clues. Since then teams had been combing parts of Maharashtra for the suspects.