2 held for stealing mobile phones, tabs; 1,619 of those recovered
Delhi Police have arrested two persons in their twenties who were wanted in the theft cases of mobile phones and tablets. As many as 1,619 stolen mobile phones/ tabs worth around Rs 55 lakh have been recovered from the duo, police said on Friday.
The accused have been identified as Ravi Kumar (26), Rajat Sehrawat (20), both residents of Mahipalpur. On August 3, police learnt that a container loaded with mobile phones/tabs of Datawind Company (make Jeotex) from Amritsar, Punjab was robbed near Chhattarpur.
When the container was found at the roadside in Chhattarpur, 151 boxes of tabs/mobile phones (2,924 total pieces) were missing and the driver was untraceable.
During investigation, the names of Rajat and Ravi cropped up and they were nabbed from their respective residences. Further, they confessed to their involvement in the theft of mobile phones and tabs from a container. They further disclosed that Amit, Virender and Sharavan are mastermind of the theft.
“Ravi and Rajat are drivers by profession. Amit is the mastermind of the gang. He is a diploma holder in Civil Engineering. He used to brainwash the drivers of different cargo companies and gives them offers to earn quick bucks if they will leave the vehicle or container loaded with electronic items at isolated places which he did with driver Subodh. Then, he along with his associates reached the spot and would shift the valuable articles in his vehicle after paying handsome amount to driver of container,” a senior police officer said.
The officer further added that till the disposal of the articles, he used to keep the stolen articles in a rented accommodation. The main accused persons Amit, Virender and Sharavan are still absconding. Further investigation is in progress, police said.