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Gang of robbers busted, mobile phones worth Rs 2 crore seized

Greater Noida: Three persons have been arrested by Greater Noida's Kasna police for allegedly stealing nearly 1500 mobile phones of OPPO company while they were being transported by a truck. Police have recovered nearly 1240 mobile phones, worth Rs 2 crore, from the possession of accused persons.

According to police, the arrested accused were identified as Devendra native of Dadri area in Greater Noida, Firoz Khan from Meerut and Alimuddin. Cops said that the accused persons were involved in various incidents of heinous crime.

Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (rural) said that the the accused persons used forged documents to get job of a driver in various transport companies and allegedly rob the consignment while transporting.

"The robbery incident occurred on May 1 from Kasna area of Greater Noida when the accused persons robbed a truck carrying around 1470 mobile phones of OPPO company. Police teams were formed to work out the case and they managed to arrest the accused from P3 round about on Monday, following a tip-off," said Jaiswal.

The officer further said that the accused confessed to have committed the robbery while they have also confessed to have been involved in other incidents of loot.

"During sustained interrogations, the accused confessed to have committed a robbery in sector 58 police station area of Noida where they robbed a truck carrying tires on February 2. The gang members also told police that they have their agents in Meerut, Delhi and other cities of NCR regions by the help of whom they used to sell the stolen material," added Jaiswal.

Meanwhile police have recovered 1240 mobile phones and Rs 44, 400 cash from the possession of accused persons.

"Police have recovered mobile phones worth Rs 2 crores from the possession of accused persons. Two of their other accomplices, Raghvendra and Sharad Goswami, are absconding," said Jaiswal.

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