Udupi: Areca nut thief arrested, Rs 1,24,000 worth goods, bike confiscated

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)

Udupi, Aug 18: A complaint regarding theft of 31 sacs areca nuts stored in the godown of Subrahmanya Bhat, Haluvalli village, Brahmavar on August 15, 2022 was registered at Brahmavar police station under crime No. 139/22 IPC section 379.

The police staff assigned to nab the thief arrested accused Ravi Naika (37), a resident of Hosur village on August 18 when he was on his way to sell the areca nuts.

His motor bike and stolen areca nuts were confiscated after he confessed to his thefts. He admitted that he had stolen 620 kg of areca nuts in 31 sacs since April this year and sold them on his bike. The areca nuts sold by him at Kenjur and Perdur shops at an estimated cost Rs 1,20,000 have been recovered. This apart 20 kg of areca nuts in his possession was also confiscated and also his motorcycle worth Rs 10,000.

A case under registration No. 525/2005 section 41D, 102 CrPC and 379 IPC have also been registered against him at Udupi city police station earlier. He has been produced before the court.

Brahmavar station PSI Gurunath Hadimani, station PSI Muktabai, Brahmavar station crime division staff Venkatramana Devadiga, Pravin Shettigar, Mohammed Ajmal, Raghavendra Karkada, Dilip, computer staff Yogish, jeep driver Annappa and Santhosh took part in the operation under the guidance of their senior police officers.




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