Mangaluru: A 27-year old alleged chain snatcher who used to target the women walking on the streets to snatch chains from their neck and escape, was on Thursday arrested by Urwa Police here in the city.

The arrested accused has been identified as Vinay Prasad alias Vinod Jogi (27) a resident of Badaga Ulipady.

The police after arresting the accused recovered around 300 grams of gold ornaments from him. He was reportedly involved in more than 10 cases of chain snatching. The recovered gold has been estimated to be of Rs. 12 lac. Along with the gold the police have also seized the bike he used to use in the crime and his auto rickshaw.

Five cases against Vinod were registered at Urwa Police Station limits, two under Kavoor Police Station, and one each under Barke Police Station, Kadri Police Station and Kankanady Police Station.

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Bhubaneswar,: Congress activists in different parts of Odisha staged demonstrations on Friday against Union Home Minister Amit Shah, demanding his resignation in the wake of communal clashes in Delhi.

The Congress's state unit, which was opposing Shah's two-day visit to the state, organised demonstrations in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Atahgarh, among other places.

"Shah is the home minister of the country, he should take moral responsibility for the communal clashes in the national capital and resign," said senior Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das.