Mangaluru: Chase video goes viral, 2 held for stealing mobile | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: The chasing down of accused by ASI Varun Alva, who works at the city police commissioner’s office, and a team of police, led to the arrest of two persons accused of mobile theft.
City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar told the media on Thursday, that in an incident reported near Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru South police station limits on Wednesday, the police saw a person chasing another. “Initially, it looked like a case of assault. Around four police personnel later apprehended the persons involved in the chase. They soon realised they had picked up a victim and accused. The victim is a migrant labourer from Rajasthan, and his mobile phone was snatched away by two accused, and he had also seen a group of people who were involved in planning the crime,” he said.
“The police and public together caught the accused. Varun showed a lot of spunk in chasing the accused for more than 2 km,” the commissioner said.
The accused are Shamanth,20, from Attavar, and Harish Poojary,32, from Neermarga. Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused may be involved in many offences, and more people could be involved in the crime. Meanwhile, the team that was involved in the chase has been rewarded Rs 10,000.

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