Hyderabad: Attention diversion gang busted, 2 held


Mar 28, 2023

One of the members and a receiver of an attention diversion gang involved in various police station limits in the city were arrested by Commissioner’s Task Force, East Zone.

Almost 343 grams of gold ornaments worth around 18.5 lakh was seized from their possession.

According to Police, K.S. Makkan, one of the attention diversions gang member and Praveen Kumar, a receiver were arrested on Tuesday while selling stolen gold ornaments at Afzalgunj area.

Police clarified that seven member attention diversion gang from Mallepally area is in active.

The gang so far targeted many people at bus stations and public places at various points in Hyderabad.

Police further clarified that K.S. Makkan is the key accused and involved in many cases from 2000-2017 mostly in attention diversion cases.

During the investigation, the accused confessed to have committed 25 thefts at crowded places.

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