Man held, goods worth Rs 45 lakh recovered

Delhi police claimed to have seized 432 leather rolls worth Rs 45 lakh and nabbed a 24-year-old man allegedly involved in burglaries in godowns, an official said on Sunday.

The accused, Lallan, was arrested following an investigation into a burglary that took place on January 20 in Khera Kalan. We got an information about a consignment of stolen goods being dispatched to Patna, Muzaffarpur, Rakshol and Motihari by the burglars through transport companies, the police said.

“We found that stolen leather rolls were being delivered in Patna and Muzaffarpur by a transport company on the direction of a person named Dhrup Shah, supposed to be the head of the gang,” said a police official.

On February 9, the police team investigating in Bihar's Motihari came to know about transportation and disposal of stolen leather rolls, added the official. “The team immediately swung into action and traced the burglars who were ready to dispatch 232 stolen leather rolls by a truck. Lallan was apprehended and others fled the scene. Two hundred and thirty two leather rolls were recovered," said B S Jaiswal, deputy commissioner of police (outer).

Shah is allegedly involved in several burglaries. “He engages young boys for committing burglaries in godowns in Delhi. Another member Babloo used to identify the godowns,” added Jaiswal.

“They wanted to dispose off the stolen leather rolls in Nepal. The remaining 200 leather rolls were recovered from the residence of Shah. The transport companies are involved in burglaries. Efforts are on to nab Shah and other gang members,” said Jaiswal.

Lallan hails from Bihar and was earlier working as a labourer in cloth market, Chandni Chowk.

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