Bantwal: June 25, 2015: The Bantwal police and Mangaluru crime branch arrested six-members inter district gang for allegedly stealing areca nuts from various parts of district.
The accused are Habib Hassan (28) from Pemannur, Vijay (35) from Kulai, Mangaluru, Nawaz (24) Shaffi (35) from Katipalla, Suratkal, Azharuddin (27) from Neermarga
The gang was also involved in 6 other theft cases, and cases were registered against all of them at Bantwal town station, rural station and Vittal police station.
During the investigation, the accused confessed that they had stolen eight gunny bags of areca nut weighing 65 Kg each from areca nut shop in Baddakatte on May 14.
The police seized areca worth Rs.1.45 lakh.
The court has remanded judicial custody to the accused until July 5.