Police busts gang, arrests 4; recovers products worth Rs 12 lakh
Theft of Mobile Tower Batteries
Bandipora, May 5: With the arrest of four members of an inter-state gang of burglars allegedly involved in thefts of batteries from mobile towers, the Bandipora-Delhi Police today claimed to have recovered terminal batteries worth Rs 12 lakh from the different parts of the district along with a stolen tipper of Hindustan Construction Company, loaded with cement bags.
The arrested, according to police have been identified as Shameem Ahmed Mir son of Ghulam Hassan Mir of Nowpora, Shabir Ahmed Bhat son of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat of Papchan, Akther Hussain Malik son of Hassan Malik and Balkar Singh son of Bajan Singh of Amritsar.
Shameem Ahmed is involved in FIR number 94/2011 U/S 408RPC while rest of the three accused are involved in FIR number 96/2011 U/S 048,109 RPC.
Police said 56 terminal batteries along with accessories worth 12 lakh had been recovered from Shameem Mir who according to police had stolen the same from hundreds of Vodafone towers in the district.
A tipper (JK05-2287) has been also recovered along with the cement stolen from HCC, police added.
Police said Vodafone Company lodged a complaint about the theft of batteries from towers after which police acted and recovered the batteries from various areas of the district.
Acting on a tip-off that some persons were involved in stealing batteries, the sleuths laid a trap all over the district and recovered 56 batteries, a booster, two LCV, 14 PIV MCV and one DG Batteries after nabbing the suspected.” said Superintendent of Police Bandipora, Bashir Ahmed Khan
During investigation, the sleuths came to know that the batteries, which were stolen from various Vodafone mobile towers, were sold at lower prices in the area, he said
The officials of Vodafone had informed the police that 70 batteries worth Rs 13 lakh were stolen, Bashir Khan said.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 May 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
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