Accused in over 60 cases including theft held with MDMA worth Rs 5 lakh

Nandu B Nair

Attingal: Police arrested a theft case accused with dangerous drugs in hand. Pallikal police team headed by Inspector P Sreejith nabbed the accused Parippally native Nandu B Nair and seized MDMA worth Rs 5 lakh from him. Nandu, the son of notorious thief Theevetty Babu is booked in over 60 theft cases. This includes theft, selling drugs, POCSO and other cases.

The police nabbed him over theft at Kadampattukonam. According to reports, the theft took place in the fish market in the wee hours of Wednesday (March 30). Nandu stole Rs 35,000 after breaking a drawer of a table in the office inside the market.

As part of the investigation into the theft case, police nabbed Nandu on Saturday. The police seized 7.5 grams of MDMA worth Rs 5 lakh from him after taking him into custody. He had stored the drugs in small packets. Each packet is sold for Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. Police said that his usual customers were youngsters and school students.

The police started the investigation of the theft case after collecting the CCTV footage from the market. The visuals showed a man in an overcoat and wearing a helmet suspiciously roaming around in the area.

It was later found that this man is the son of Theevetty Babu following which Nandu was arrested from Chadayamangalam.

The bike, tools used by the accused and the money stolen from the market were recovered by the police.

During the interrogation, the accused confessed to committing thefts at a medical shop in Kallambalam and a school in Chadayamangalam. Police informed that Nandu’s arrest for the aforementioned cases will be recorded soon.

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