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2 held for stealing goods from godown inside Sahibabad police station

Ghaziabad: Two women have been arrested by Ghaziabad police for allegedly stealing good worth lakhs from a godown inside Sahibabad police station. Cops said that the goods and other valuables recovered by police in various cases were kept in these store rooms.

According to police, the matter came to light when a head constable who was on round spotted the lock of godown's door broken and he raised an alarm.

"The incident occurred on late Sunday night. When head constable Krishna Pal Singh was on a round on Monday morning of the police station, he spotted the door's lock was broken and raised an alarm. The door was opened in presence of other police officials and it was found that goods worth lakhs was found to be missing" a senior police officer said.

Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (City), Ghaziabad said that around a hundred batteries, mobile phones, CCTV cameras, a rickshaw and accessories from two cars were found to be missing.

"These store rooms are for the purpose of keeping goods seized and recovered by police in various cases. They remain lock and are kept under CCTV surveillance. However, some persons might have barged into the room and have stolen some goods," said Kumar.

The officer further said that police lodged an FIR in the case against unidentified persons and later two women were arrested in connection with the case. "Following the incident, an FIR under section 457 (Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (Theft in dwelling house) of Indian Penal Code was registered against unidentified persons. Police teams were formed to work out the case and two women were arrested by police," added Kumar.

Police identified the arrested women as Rajna and Rukshana, both residents of Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad.

"The accused women were produced before the court on Tuesday and were sent to jail," the senior cop said.

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