Hyderabad, July 16: Even as the police were conducting row and search operation in a neighbouring area, the thieves broke into a wine shop in Abdullapurmet, under the same police station limits on Sunday.
Early on Sunday, about 200 police personnel, including LB Nagar deputy commissioner of police M, Venkateshwar Rao, Additional deputy commissioner of police (crimes) K.R. Nagaraju, 3 assistant commissioners of police and 16 inspectors confined the JNNURM Colony in Abdullapurmet in order to verify the license of the residents.
The police, during the operation, detained 41 bikes, 15 autos, and two cars, besides registering two cases against vendors of banned tobacco products, 1 person for selling liquor illegally. The police also took 11 people into custody to verify their antecedents.
When the police were busy in this operation, unknown suspects robbed Nava Durga wine shop, which is about 3.4 km away from the JNNURM Colony.
The thieves broke open the locked shutter of the wine shop and took away 8,000 cash and some liquor bottles, and also the hard disk of a computer that contained the footage of the CCTV Cameras installed in the shop. The shop owner realized the theft in the morning and complained to the police.
Abdullapurmet inspector D. Muni said, "The theft is suspected to have taken place during the early hours on Sunday when the row and search operation was underway."
We are verifying the footage of other cameras installed in the proximity to identify the time of the offence and also the suspects involved in "the heistk," the police official said.