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Gang of 4 highway robbers arrested for looting car passengers at Thokkottu

Gang of 4 highway robbers arrested for looting car passengers at Thokkottu

Mangalore Today News Network

Kasargod, Aug 01, 2014:  In a swift operation, the Kasargod police have arrested all the four accused  in the case of threatening and looting four persons from Shiriya near Kumble on the National Highway at Thokkottu on July 31, Thursday night. Police have also seized a revolver, dagger, two swords, cell phones and a Renault Duster car from the arrested.The  four were arrested at Karandakkad.

Kasargod cops

The accused are A Basheer Sarvi (32) from Mumbai, Mushtaq Abubakker Naqvi (31), Muneer Rafiq Khan (20) and Gulam Mohammed Ishaq Sheikh (33) from Thane.
The robbery took place  near Thokkottu when four persons including Zakir, Iqbal and Mustafa were heading towards Kumble in their car  after visiting a hospital. Their car was intercepted by the assailants on the pretext of asking way to some place.

But later one of them pointed a gun at Zakir and threatened them to hand over their cash and valuables. Fearing their life all the four did so  and handed over Rs 15000 cash apart from 2 cell phones. Soon after the assailants fled the place those in the car informed their friends who intimated the Kumble and Kasargod police. The alert police spotted the car at Karandakkad thus landing all the four behind bars.

As the incident took place in Ullal police station limits, the Ullal police team led by SI Dinesh have visited Kasargod police station to gather details.

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