Impressed by Cash Heist on Netflix, gang pulls off kidnaps in Hyderabad


Printed: Printed Date – 08:24 PM, Tue – 15 February 22

Hyderabad: Spanish heist crime drama sequence Cash Heist might not have been impressed by real-life occasions, but it surely has impressed criminals in Hyderabad. Taking cue from the hit Netflix internet sequence, 4 members allegedly dedicated kidnapping and about half-a-dozen different offences.

The Asifnagar police busted the kidnapping gang and have arrested 4 of its members right here on Tuesday.

The arrested individuals are G Suresh (27), a driver and kingpin from Attapur, M Rohit (18), Jagadish (25), Okay Kunal (19), all three personal staff from Mehdipatnam. The absconding suspect is Swetha Chary alias Sweety from Jagadgirigutta.

Suresh, who’s the brother of G Sudhakar, a burglar has been committing burglaries since 2011 and has been concerned in 14 offences. He was final arrested in December 2019 by the Miyapur police and jailed. He continued to commit offences after being launched in February 2020.

In accordance with the police, Suresh was impressed by the favored Netflix sequence ‘Cash Heist’, the place the lead character i.e., a professor recruited individuals to commit a number of crimes. The accused determined to recruit individuals, together with ladies to kidnap individuals for ransom and bought a used automobile in August 2021.

“He focused individuals in his buddies’ circle by inducing them and laying lure with the assistance of employed ladies. They despatched the victims voice messages, textual content messages on WhatsApp and Instagram. They requested the victims to satisfy at handy locations to execute plan,” mentioned C V Anand, Police Commissioner, Hyderabad.

When the focused particular person reached the spot, the gang would kidnap and take him to a disclosed location.

“Whereas kidnapping, to cover their id, they wore masks and likewise lined the sufferer’s face. Suresh used the sufferer’s cell phone to make a WhatsApp name to the relations and demand for ransom. To keep away from police monitoring, he stored his cell phone on flight mode and used the Wi-Fi scorching spot of different gang members,” Anand mentioned.

After receiving cash from the sufferer’s kinfolk, Suresh threatened the particular person in captivity in opposition to approaching the police and lets them off. Because the victims have been lured and trapped by ladies, they often don’t complain to the police. Taking benefit, the gang continued kidnapping individuals.

The gang was concerned in numerous kidnap instances together with in Langar Houz, Jeedimetla, Tenali Rural, Asifnagar, Rajendranagar and Sadashivpet.

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