- The duo met at the Parappana Agrahara where they decided to design an app that will have details of all schools in the city.
- They also planned to set up a group of software engineers who could design the App.
- However, they had to gather Rs 2 lakh for the same when they thought of resorting to the crime.
This could well have been a rags to riches story had the duo decided to use the honest way of earning money for their start-up. However, they turned to chain snatching, which landed them in the jail, instead of being in the front page of aspiring entrepreneurs. 30-year-old Tabrez and 36-year old G Arun Kumar bumped into each other at the Parappana Agrahara jail where they decided to tap the city's start-up culture.
They decided to build an app that would have details of all the reputed schools in the city. They even decided to set up a team of software engineers to develop the app. However, that would have required Rs 2 lakh. For quick money, they resorted to chain snatching, targetting lone women on the roads. However, that gradually turned into a habit and became counter-productive. The App was shelved to give way to the nefarious ways of earning money. When the police caught the duo with the help of evidence from a CCTV camera, the two had gone way beyond their target of Rs 2 lakh and had collected close to 1.2 kgs of Gold worth Rs 35 lakh.
Speaking to the Bangalore Mirror, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Sharanappa S Dhage said, "Jabiuddin is a college dropout while Arun has studied till class 9." He further added," as chain snatching became lucrative, the focus shifted from app development to crime. As they were habitual offenders, the police found them on the database and eventually arrested the two." Cases have been registered against the two in Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Banashankari, Rajajinagar, Vijayanagar, Mico Layout and others. While Tabrez is involved in nearly 49 cases, including murder and chain snatching. Arun, too, is involved in a murder and decoity case, among others.
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Last Updated Mar 31, 2018, 7:04 PM IST