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Viveknagar Police nab auto driver in day, thief at night

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S T Bed residents were finally able to sleep without worrying about thieves/robbers attacking them when the robber was finally caught red-handed by the Viveknagar Police while he was plotting to burgle a house in ST Bed Layout. CCTV footage confirmed as he was the same person who has been committing series of burglaries in several other houses of the layout in the recent past.
City Kemp readers may be recalled of the news report that the ST Bed RWA had organised a police meet and subsequently the Viveknagar Police had stepped up police beats in the locality following a spate of burglary incidents.
S T Bed Residents’ Welfare Association has been encouraging residents to install cameras – CCTV to increase the security in the area, in some of the streets cameras have already been installed, which was useful to identifying the culprit.
Balachandra Nayak, Police Inspector of Viveknagar Police Station was on the job of nabbing the culprit almost immediately, as promised to the residents in the meeting which he attented to assure the residents that they are on the job. S T Residents’ Welfare Association had conducted the meeting on 27th September 2015 to bring to the notice of Police what are the problems people have been facing in the area.
Mohan Raju, Secretary S T Bed RWA informed the Minister Ramalinga Reddy about the recent developments and requested him to speak to Balachandra Nayak to nab the thieves as early as possible. The Minister did call him on the spot during the launch of remodelling of SWD works at the Maharaja junction a month ago.
The Police Inspector increased the night patrolling in the area to a great extent which helped to bring a lot of confidence in the residents and finally it helped to nab the culprit.
He has been identified as Chander ‘Anthony’ (50) an auto driver by profession during the day and a burglar at night. The police raided his house after a series of complaints regarding thefts were lodged.
Police found 2.317 kg of gold, 3.750 kg of silver, Rs. 5 lakh in cash, two cars, an autorickshaw and a couple of two-wheelers in his house. Besides this, he has assets worth around Rs 2 crore. This includes a building in Maruthi Sevanagar, near Banasawadi, where three flats yielded him a monthly rent of Rs 30,000 each. With the booty, he never spent lavishly, but only invested for the welfare of the family.
Antony would visit houses and flats as an autorickshaw driver or in the guise of a beggar. It took him just 5 minutes to break open a door. Koramangala and Viveknagar were his preferred areas. He is involved in as many as 11 cases of theft in Viveknagar Police Station limits, seven each in Koramangala and Vyalikaval, five in Ashoknagar and two in Sheshadripuram.
Nearly three decades ago, he was jailed for a series of thefts in Kolar Gold Field (KGF),after that he moved to Bengaluru.
He has two wives, one lives in Banaswadi and another in Maruti Seva Nagar with their children in a rented houses.

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