Three men were arrested by inspector Mr. Sayini Srinivasa Rao for antique sale on Wednesday. The arrested included Mohammed Hafeezuddin (71), Syed Azam (30), a realtor from Chandrayangutta and Mohammed Kaleemuddin (40) from Shaheennagar. The seized products include a set of nine antique telescopes, 13 compasses and a binocular worth crores of rupees in the international market. He was a septuagenarian businessman.
The accused, were arrested when they were planning to sell the antique articles owing to financial crunch and he was searching for buyers. On a piece of confidential piece of information the investigators of Hyderabad Commissioner’s Task Force (Central Zone) led by inspector Sayini Srinivasa Rao raided Mohammed Hafeezuddin’s house in Masab Tank and apprehended the accused and his two associates. Hafeezuddin had collected the antiques from his friends belonging to Nawabi families and kept them in his house for several years.
Mr Srinivasa Rao said that Kaleemuddin and Syed Azam were searching for buyers, as Hafeezuddin promised them commission. On Wednesday, the three were apprehended while waiting for a buyers at Hafeezuddin’s house in Masab Tank. They also seized two telescope stands from their possession.
The accused along with the seized material were handed over to Saifabad police for further investigation.
In another incident a teenager was awarded rigorous imprisonment for 18 months by a local court in connection with bike theft. The convict was identified as B. Raghu (19), a student residing in Uday Nagar of Banjara Hills and a native of Kollapur in Nagarkurnool.