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3 arrested for burglaries at JNU housing complex

Three men have been arrested for burglaries in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Housing Complex, police said on Sunday.

The accused – Gaurav (26), a resident of Karehda village in Ghaziabad, Karan Yadav (26), a resident of Madhu Vihar in Dwarka, and Mohit Kumar (18) of Palam Colony in Delhi – were arrested late Saturday night, police said. “We have arrested the three burglars at a tip-off. They were arrested by our teams in in Dwarka,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ishwar Singh said.

“Six laptops, an I-pod, eight mobile phones, a Kindle e-book reader, a DVD writer, a motorcycle, a dummy pistol, seven gold sets and seven gold chains were recovered from their possession,” police said. 

Singh added an investigation was being conducted to ascertain the role of  Vikram Munna, another associate of the accused.

The police said in the recent past, residents of JNU Housing Complex have witnessed a spate of burglaries, in which articles such as laptops, mobile phones, I-Pods, cameras, LCDs, LEDs and jewellery pieces were stolen. 

The modus operandi of the culprits was analysed and it was found that the burglaries were committed mainly during the day by breaking the locks of main door. 

The trio told the police that they had committed many burglaries, including in the JNU Housing Complex. 
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