Puttur, June 13: A man had eloped with cash Rs 5.5 lakhs which belonged to his owner on June 6th.
Later, he moved from place to place. He thought that none can trace him. But using the modern technology and tracking techniques, Puttur town police who were after Sachin managed to arrest him in Bengaluru.
Details of the case:
Sachin who was sent to bring money from a shop had disappeared with Rs 5. 5 lac cash belonging to his owner, as per the police complaint lodged at Puttur Police station on June 7th.
The complaint lodged by areca nut merchant from Kaniyoor Abdul Karim at Puttur town police station states that, Sachin who was working in his areca nut shop had not returned with the cash Rs 5. 5 lakhs for which he was sent. The incident happened on morning of June 6th.
Abdul Karim had sent Sachin from Kaniyoor to Amina Supari Garbal shop in Puttur Padil to bring cash. Sachin did not return but phoned at 10.30 am on the same day and said something went wrong with his bike.
When Sachin did not return till afternoon, Abdul phoned Sachin’s mobile phone which was appeared to be switched off. Later Abdul phoned Amina Supari Garbal and came to know that Sachin had collected cash Rs 5. 5 lakhs from them.
When Sachin’s father had no answer when he was informed that his son had gone missing.
Puttur town police registered theft and missing complaints.
Abdul Karim received a letter from Sachin which stated that a gang who came in a Bolero vehicle followed him and looted the cash of Rs 5. 5 lakhs. In the same letter Sachin said that he would work hard somewhere else and pay that money. He even mentioned about his parents and sought their blessings.
The letter was posted from Puttur on the day when Sachin went missing.
Abdul Karim had handed over the letter to the police.
Initially Sachin went to Mangaluru where he purchased a smart phone worth Rs 40,000. From there he travelled by train to Goa and later to Panvel. From there he boarded a bus to Mumbai. In Mumbai he purchased a chain worth Rs 60,000. Later, he deposited cash Rs 50,000 into his bank account.
The police team learnt that Sachin was in Mumbai went there in search of him. Sachin’s mobile location showed that he was near Grant Road mobile tower. But he was not found there. While tracking the mobile location, police saw that Sachin was moving to Bengaluru. Finally the police arrested Sachin from a lodge at Majestic in Bengaluru on June 11th.
Sachin knew that police could follow him by tracking the movements of the mobile phone. So the smart fellow did not use his old mobile and SIM at all. Instead used the new smart phone with new SIM. He never knew that police had identified his new phone number.
The only mistake Sachin made was that he used to phone his girlfriend.
Police tracked the phone calls his girlfriend received and identified Sachin’s new number. Sachin was not addicted to mobile phone but was frequently making calls to his girlfriend.
While the police arrested Sachin, he had Rs 3. 30 lakhs in his possession. He said he lost Rs 50,000 in Mumbai.
Headed by sub inspector Abdul Khadar, the police team comprising Abdul Khadar , Prashanth Rai, Rajesh and Sharif Nadaf took part in this operation.