The Nazarbad Police have nabbed an employee of a poultry farm office in Alanahalli here last night, who had allegedly stolen Rs. 54.5 lakh in cash from the office on Jan. 27.

Briefing press persons at the Nazarbad Police Station today, Police Commissioner K.L. Sudheer said, "The accused K.V. Dhanraj, 20, hailing from Kamarasanahalli in Hoskote taluk of Rural Bangalore was employed at Tharoen Poke Pond India (Pvt) Ltd., believed to be engaged in poultry farming, located on 7th main in Alanahalli. The Office Manager Nagaraj had lodged a complaint with Nazarbad Police on Jan. 28 that cash worth Rs. 54.5 lakh was found stolen from the cash box in the office of the poultry farm."

Continuing, Sudheer said that a trap was laid and the accused Dhanraj was arrested last evening at about 7.00 on Dr. Rajkumar Road and on interrogation it was elicited that Dhanraj had gained entry into the office on the midnight of Jan. 27 using duplicate keys and stole the cash after accessing to the keys of the cash box. The accused revealed that he, along with his brother Purushotham, took the stolen cash to their village and got it buried safely in a pit. This was recovered later by the Police."

The accused were produced before the court today.

Nazarbad Police Inspector G.N. Mohan, Sub-Inspectors G. Udayaravi, M. Madu and staff were instrumental in nabbing the accused.

DCPs Basavaraj Malagathi and K.P. Bheemaiah were present at the press meet.