Hyderabad: The Special Operations Team (SOT) apprehended 1,506 persons involved in 447 cases and seized about Rs 12 crore worth property from them.
There are three SOTs working in three Zones: Madhapur, Balanagar and Shamshabad. The teams are well organised to focus on organised crimes, rowdy sheeters and trouble mongers regularly. The teams raided several gambling hide outs, brothels, hookah parlours and drug sellers, said Cyberabad police commissioner, V.C. Sajjanar.
Earlier this year, SOT Madhapur conducted a raid on a house and found 91 kg ganja packed in 27 individual packets and apprehended three people. Officials also seized cell phones, and other property worth of Rs 20 lakh from them.
In a third case, the SOT, busted an interstate criminal gang (Kanjar Kherva Gang) involved in theft of gold ornaments and cash from bus passengers travelling by buses in Cyberabad, Rachakonda, Nalgonda, Suryapet and Mahbubnagar and arrested five members of the gang and seized 780 gm gold.c...