Hyderabad: The West Zone Task Force on Monday busted a five-member pickpocket gang, which involved in a series of offences in Banjara Hills and Alair, and recovered Rs 91,000, a car, mobile phones and other material from the arrested.
The arrested were V Raju, J Nageshwar Rao, J Kondal Rao, J Naga Raju and S Nagaraju. In the last week of September, the gang went to Alair for the oath-taking ceremony of the Alair Agriculture Market Committee Chairman, where they committed theft of one lakh from the people. On the same day, they looted a passenger waiting for a bus at Road No 1, Banjara Hills. They were caught by the police following a tip-off when they had come to strike again in Banjara Hills on Monday.