Burglars held for stealing silver idols

Burglars held for stealing silver idols

Two burglars, who hail from Raibareilly in Uttar Pradesh, were arrested while selling stolen silver idols  and jewellery weighing around two kgs in the national capital, police said on Tuesday.

Pankaj, 22 and Ganga Sagar, 24, were arrested from Chora village in Raibareilly on Sunday, said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south).

They were held on the police complaint of Viraj Bahl, a resident of Asola farmhouse.
He had a large collection of expensive silver items at his farmhouse. On November 6, all of them were found stolen.

A case was registered at Fatehpur Beri.

Similarly, Sonia Gupta, the owner of Plaza Electricity company reported that a silver candle stand and three idols were stolen from her farmhouse on January 21.

She is a resident of Plaza farm and lodged a case at Fatehpur Beri in this regard.

Same modus operandi

During investigation, police found that the accused had adopted same modus operandi while entering the farmhouse and had stolen only silver articles.

On Sunday, a team of Delhi Police on a tip-off traced the accused persons and conducted raids. The police caught Pankaj but his accomplice, Santosh, managed to escape from the spot.

Pankaj told police that he was previously involved in more than seven cases of burglary. He revealed that they used to dispose off stolen silver items to a jeweller, Ganga Sagar. The jeweller was also arrest in connection with the case.