दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 125 Dt: 30.07.2022
RPF HUBBALLI TEAM SUCCESSFULLY NABS CRIMINALS STEALING SANDWOOD TRESS FROM RAILWAY PREMISES
General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore has lauded the efforts of Railway Protection Force team of Hubballi Division for their efforts in nabbing the gang of criminals who were stealing Sandalwood trees from railway premises.
A special team of Railway Protection Force headed by Inspector RPF Hubballi Shri Dinesh Kumar and team, busted a gang of criminals who used to cut and steal sandalwood trees. Shri Jitendra Kumar Sharma, Divisional Security Commissioner who supervised the investigation said that the gang was well versed in cutting and carrying the trees and used to carry out crime professionally. So far they have stolen sandalwood trees from Keshwapur area andsome locations in Dharwad.
Their modus operandi was studied closely for several days and a trap was laid based on the intelligence and evidence obtained with the help technology. Subsequently, 3 accused, Fakirappa Dallappa Kattimani, Apanna Dallappa Kattimani and Maruti Yamnappa Kattimani have been arrested. All the 3 arrested are residents of Tirlapur in Navalgund Taluk of Dharwad. A few other cases are also registered against these criminals in various police stations.
Chief Public Relations Officer
South Western Railway, Hubballi