Stolen mobile phones worth Rs 55 lakh recovered

Police recovered 1,619 stolen mobile phones and tablets from two men involved in stealing a truck containing the electronic gadgets in South Delhi’s Mahipalpur.

The recovered phones and tabs are worth around Rs 55 lakh, the said police.
The accused are identified as Ravi Kumar, 26, and Rajat Sehrawat, 20, both residents of Mahipalpur. Police are also in the look out for four men who were also involved in the
theft.

The incident happened on August 3 when a cargo driver Subodh Choudhary, employed by Shiva Transport Services, left from Amritsar for Mahipalpur in Delhi to deliver a container which had mobile phones and tabs of Datawind company.  

The container, which was supposed to reach the next day in August 4, however, didn’t reach the destination, the said police.

Ravi Sehrawat, owner of Shiva Transport Services, then called up the driver to know about his location but found his phone switched off.

Sehrawat then reported the matter to police and an investigation was ordered.

On August 7, the truck was found parked abandoned at 100 Foota Road, Chhattarpuri in South Delhi.  

On checking the container, 151 boxes containing 2924 tabs and mobile phones were missing and the driver was untraceable.

During the course of investigation police found out that after the theft stolen articles were shifted in Maruti Eeco vans by the culprits.

On August 25, information was received regarding one Ravi who was the driver of a Maruti Eeco van which was used in the theft.

A raiding team was formed and a trap was laid in Tara Chand Colony, Mahipalpur, and Ravi and one of his  associates Rajat were apprehended.

Recovery

Two stolen tabs and the Maruti Eeco van used in the crime were recovered from the duo, the police said.

During their interrogation, the accused disclosed that Amit, Virender and Sharavan are the masterminds of the theft.

They further told the police that they booked three Eeco vans in the night of August 4 to execute the theft.

As per their plan, they stole boxes of mobile phones and tabs from the truck with the help of the truck driver  and then loaded them in their vans.

“Stolen mobile phones and Tabs were kept in a room in Mehrauli by Amit, Virender and Sharavan for further disposal. the police officer siad.

At the instance of Ravi and Rajat total 1615 mobile phones and tabs packed in boxes were recovered from a house in Mehrauli,” said a police added.

According to police Amit is the leader of the gang. He is a diploma holder in Civil Engineering, and used to brainwash the drivers of different cargo companies and would give them offer to earn quick money if they will leave the vehicle loaded with
electronic items at isolated place.

Amit then along with his associates would reach the spot and shift the articles in his vehicle after paying handsome amount to the truck driver.

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