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'Bunty chor' flown down to Kerala

January 28, 2013 12:20 IST

Devinder Singh alias 'Bunty chor', who was arrested in Pune on Saturday, was on Monday brought to the city as he is wanted by Kerala Police in connection with a burglary at an NRI's house last week.

He was brought to Thiruvananthapuram from Mumbai by flight by a team of Kerala Police, which had rushed to Pune after his arrest from a hotel in that city.

After completing the legal formalities, investigators would grill him to ascertain all the details of the theft he committed in the city, after which he drove off in a luxury car he lifted from the house he broke into, police said.

They would also find out whether his visit to Kerala had any motives other than committing the burglary, they said.

Delhi-based Devinder was arrested from the hotel after a receptionist there recognised him from the CC camera images released by Kerala Police shortly after the burglary.

Devinder broke into the house of the NRI on Jan 21, breaking its high-tech security systems like intruder alarm. After lifting a laptop computer and some other costly gadgets, he decamped in the luxury car parked in the house.

The hidden camera installed in the house, however, got a clear image of the thief and police identified him as Devinder, as he is known as a skilled conman and had even appeared in a television reality show some time back.

A couple of days later, Devinder was spotted on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, fuelling speculation of his arrest. He, however, gave the slip to police by abandoning the car he had stolen.

 

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