NAGPUR: Hardened burglar Tauseef Khan alias Ghoda, who faces 12 cases of theft, is a criminal with a difference.He recently splurged stolen cash on the needy and the poor
before spending some cash on himself, to buy ganja. He is also known to make NIT gardens his base to conduct recce and commit burglaries.
Out of Rs 80,000 in cash, he recently stole from the residence of one Mohd Aqueel Abdul Majid, near Namdev Nagar Garden on September 10, Khan donated almost Rs 35,000 to poor vagabonds, street urchins, and other needy people, before spending some on his own addictions.Khan, who is in custody after being arrested within 24 hours, confessed to around half-a-dozen burglaries, including five within the jurisdiction of Yashodhara Nagar police station, and one of Shanti Nagar police station.
A team of senior inspector Vishwanath Chavan, second PI crime Prashant Jhumde, and assistant inspector Suresh Kannake, under the supervision of Zonal DCP Sarang Awad, recovered stolen material worth Rs 4.17 lakh, including Rs 25,000 in cash, from Khan.Khan is learnt to have a unique modus operandi of using NIT gardens as his base.
“Khan would sleep and rest at NIT gardens and conduct reccee in the adjoining areas. Whenever he spotted a locked house unattended for long, Khan would sneak in,” an officer of the Yashodhara Nagar police station said.Khan, who stays at Sailab Nagar in Kamptee, would mostly stay out of his house. His wife had left home three years ago because of his criminal activities, the police officer said. Khan ganged up with one Asif alias Bhurya to commit thefts in the last five years, police said.