Kozhikode police nabs 4-member gang for looting Rs 10 lakh from man

Shahid, Subash, Navas, Jijo

Kozhikode: Nadakkavu police here on Friday arrested a four-member gang who looted a Payyoli native K Rasheed through a dramatic ploy.The accused are identified as Thiruvananthapuram native Jijo Lasar, Malappuram native Navas, Alappuzha native Subash Kumar and Kannur native Shahid.

According to police, one among the accused approached Rasheed and introduced him to the provision of getting gold on an instalment basis. He offered 1kg gold for Rs 10 lakh.

Following that he called Rasheed and told him to come to a mall here for the exchange. While giving money for the gold, some others intervened by claiming themselves as police officers. They snatched the money and fled the scene.

Following this, Rasheed lodged a complaint with police and on the same day police nabbed one among the accused. In the further probe, the police got to know that other accused are staying at a hotel in Palakkad. Later, police arrested them. However, the officials have not recovered the money yet.

According to an official, the accused might have shifted money to multiple locations and police are investigating it.

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