Gulbarga, Dec 25 (UNI) The police achieved a major break through in the sensational 'Tengalli Jewelry Shop' burglary case by arresting four people and recovering stolen jewelry worth Rs 30.2 lakh from them.
Additional Superintendent of Police M V Nagaraju, told newsmen here today, that on December 13, 2003 miscreants killed the watchman of the Jewelry shop in the busy super market area, and decamped with jewelry worth Rs 42 lakhs after breaking open the shutter.
He said that Rajesh, who was taken into custody a couple of days back, during interrogation gave valuable clues leading to arrest of Ramesh Tukappa Pujari at Kalluru Village in Humnabad yesterday and from his house stolen jewelry weighing 3.23 kgs, including 10 mangal sutras, a diamond necklace, fifty rings, 27 bangles and other jewelry were recovered.
Other two-Ashok Kasappa and Viswanath alias Babu who were also involved in the robbery were also arrested.
Following criticism from the public alleging police laxity in solving the case the then IGP R K Datta had formed a special team on August 3, 2007, headed by Inspector S.S Hullur to nab the culprits.
Mr Nagaraju said that efforts are continuing to recover rest of the stolen jewelry.