Hyderabad: Four youngsters from Andhra Pradesh wanted in 11 cases of thefts at temples in Telangana were arrested by the Rachakonda police on Wednesday in the city. The accused persons who were earlier arrested in similar cases and again resorted to the offences said the police.
According to the L.B. Nagar police, the accused persons are P Narsimha, 23, P Saraiah, 19, M Ramesh, 22, residents of L.B. Nagar and their friend G. Jagadish, 21, of Bhadrachalam. All the accused hail from East Godavari district of AP and were caught near L.B. Nagar on Thursday when they were moving under suspicious circumstances.
During questioning, the accused persons confessed to committing thefts at temples in L.B. Nagar and also in Khammam district.
L.B. Nagar. ACP. K. Pruthvidhar Rao said that the accused persons are habitual offenders who target temples located in secluded areas without security guards. "The accused break the locks, enter the temples and escape with the booty. So far, they were involved in 10 cases of theft at temples in Rachakonda (5) and Khammam district (5), and also a case of bike theft at Uppal," said the ACP.
On apprehending the accused, a bike, two chains and `6,000 cash were recovered. The accused were produced before a court for judicial remand, said the ACP.