During the operation, two alleged pickpockets identified as Md Muneer and Md Mohsin, a 'rowdy-sheeter' S K Masthan and an ex-convict in Arms Act Md Younus were taken into custody, a release said.

Apart from them, 14 suspected persons were taken into custody for questioning to verify their antecedents, the release said, adding that 65 motorcycles and 15 autos that had been stolen were also confiscated.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad Zone) K Ramesh Naidu and other senior police officers led the operation which was based on information that 45 criminals are residing at Hasnanagar under Rajendranagar police station limits, the release said.

The operation was launched on directions from Hyberabad police commissioner C V Anand following Telangana government's decision to provide a sense of security to people with "world-class policing".

The hyberabad police, which has been for the past several months carrying out such massive search and cordon operations, will continue the same in hyberabad limits to check criminals and criminal shelters with a view to induce a sense of security to the citizens of Hyberabad Commissionerate limits, the release added.

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