Nalgonda: The sleuths of Central Crime Station (CCS) and Nalgonda Town-I police, in a joint operation, arrested a notorious thief and recovered ornaments worth Rs 6 lakh from his possession.
On credible information, Nalgonda Town-I and CCS police arrested Vemula Kotesh alias Billa (27) when he was moving in a suspicious manner near gold shops at Old Chowrastha in Nalgonda with the booty. Police recovered 18 tolas of gold ornaments, 20 tolas of silver ornaments and a bajaj pulser bike from his possession. Billa belongs to Sundar Nagar in Miryalaguda town.
Superintendent of Police B V Srinivasa Rao told press persons that Kotesh, who was a habitual offender, had earlier committed thefts in Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and Guntur district and had gone to jail.
He was first arrested in 2010 in 10 theft cases, at the age of 16 years. Miryalaguda police arrested him in six theft cases in the year 2012. Bibinagar police arrested him in 10 cases in 2013. Haliya police also arrested him in 2015 in 11 cases and sent him to jail. In all, 47 theft cases have been filed against Kotesh, so far and he has gone to jail several times.
After he was released from jail on June 10, 2017, he committed 10 offences in places including Nalgonda, Narketpally, Miryalaguda, Choutuppal and Nereducharla.
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