Mangaluru, Apr 3 (PTI) Police have arrested nine people belonging to a notorious gang involved in a series of looting, dacoity and robbery cases reported in police stations across Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and other districts.
The arrested have been identified as Abdul Ravoof (24), Ramamurthi (23), Ashraf Peradi (27), Santosh (24), Naveed (36), Ramananda (48), Suman (24), Siddique (27)and Alikoya, police said.
Addressing reporters here on Saturday, city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said four looting cases in Moodbidri, two in Bajpe and one case in Mulki were reported between March 27 and 31.
They were also reportedly involved in dacoity inother places in DK, Udupi, Hassan and Bengaluru, he said.
Police have seized three four-wheelers, one autorickshaw, 11 mobile phones, four two-wheelers and 250 gm gold totally worth Rs 32.22 lakh from the gang.
Two machetes, an airgun, iron rod, knife, a packet of chilli powder and wooden sticks have also been seized. PTI MVG BN BN