Dimapur, December 19: Two persons imitating the modus operandi of the Tak-tak gang in Mumbai and other cities in India were arrested by Kohima police on December 17 last. The modus operandi is that one of the criminal will distract the owner of a vehicle while another will steal valuables or bags from the vehicle.
The two arrested has been identified as Saravanam Marimula Naidu and Vishal Gopal Nayadu, both from Vakipada village in Maharashtra. The accused have been kept under police custody for further investigation.
Police said the two accused reached Kohima on December 17 and they admitted their crime of stealing hand bag form one vehicle which was parked near united traders shop. Their modus operandi is that one of them will distract the owner of the vehicle in conversation on the pretext of leakage in his vehicle and accordingly when owner of the vehicle comes out and open the bonnet to the check the vehicle the other person would steal the bag from the vehicle.
Police said the accused also admitted to stealing a bag from southern exit gate (local ground) and keeping the bag at Phoolbari which was later seized by Kohima police. Similarly, on December 17 the two accused person was in the process of stealing from a vehicle but were apprehended.
Police said the accused Saravanam Marimula Naidu was arrested and handed over to judicial custody, while Vishal Gopal Nayadu being a minor was handed over to observation home Kezeike, Kohima.
Police recovered the stolen bags and handed over to the rightful owner on zimmanama.
Meanwhile Kohima police has issued advisory that some unscrupulous elements are operating in the town and urged public to be more vigilant and report to the nearest police station if they came across any such kind of suspicious elements. (Page News Service)