BHOPAL : The Koh-E-Fiza police, on Wednesday, busted an inter-state gang of burglars and recovered stolen goods worth Rs 6 lakh from their possession, including gold and silver jewellery, 6 laptops, 3 Handycams, expensive watches and mobiles.

The accused confessed of burgling two houses in Koh-E-Fiza area, one in Shahjehanabad and in other areas of the city. Apart from this, the accused were wanted in the cases of loot, abduction, burglary and other crimes in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra also.

SP Arvind Saxena said that after the recent theft incidents in posh colonies the Koh-E-Fiza police had distributed the CCTV footages of some of the suspicious persons in the area during the meetings with residents. One of the residents of Panchvati area informed the police that he had seen the suspicious youth in the CCTV footage roaming around in the vicinity.

Acting on the information the police laid a siege and nabbed the suspicious person who was identified as Anil Borkar, 29, son of Chunnilal, resident of Bhandara district Maharashtra. During quizzing he confessed of committing theft in various areas of the city. On his information police nabbed his accomplices Umesh Mishra alias Rohit alias Rahul, 32, son of Ramesh Chandra Mishra, resident of Dongargarh under Rajnandgaon district Chhatisgarh and Kamlesh Patle, 33, son of Jaychand, resident of Balaghat district.

SP Saxena said that all the three accused rented rooms in various areas and used to target locked houses in posh colonies in daytime. They used to conduct reconnaissance of the locked houses. Once they identified the house, they used to throw balloons or throw magazines into the premises. If any servant or caretaker came out they gave excuse that their things had accidentally fallen into the house premises. On finding no activity they used to conduct the heist. All the three accused are being further quizzed to find out about their involvement in more cases.

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