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Police arrest two criminals, recover jewelleries

| | DEHRADUN | in Dehradun

Dehradun police have arrested on Saturday two alleged criminals who had committed robberies in several areas of the city and also a jeweller who allegedly used to buy the stolen ornaments from the criminals. Police have recovered jewelleries worth around Rs 12,000 from their possession. The accused have been identified as Monu, native of Darbhanga Bihar, currently living in Brahampuri, Patelnagar; Lakshman Sahani, native of Darbhanga, currently living on Kanwali Road, Lakshman Chowk and Raja Sah, the jeweller,  native of Muzaffarpur, currently living in Govind Garh in Dehradun. The other criminals who are absconding are Bajrangi, native of Darbhanga and Nantun alias Ajay, native of Darbhanga.

While being interrogated, Monu, one of the three arrested, said that he along with Banrangi and Nantun had robbed a locked house in Himachal Pradesh and decamped with Rs 12 lakh in cash. Lakshman Sahani told police while being grilled that he had stolen wires in Cantt and stolen valuable items from a locked house in Doiwala.

Police acted after one Sanjeev Ghildiyal, resident of Rajpur, had registered a complaint at Rajpur police station, stating that his locked house had been robbed on January 31, 2017 with the criminals having barged into the house by breaking the grills and decamped with jewellery worth lakhs of rupees. Acting on the complaint, police had registered a case under sections 380/354 of IPC against some unidentified persons in Rajpur police station following which a team had been formed to investigate the case.  On July 21, one Kishwar Shekh had registered a complaint, stating that some criminals had robbed her house after they had broken into it through the window when she had been away.  Acting on the complaint, a case under section 380 of IPCC had been registered in the police station. Several teams from police stations based in Rajpur and Mussoorie aside from SOG had been pressed into operation to crack the case.

Police said that they had identified the culprits after they had reviewed the video footages of the areas where the robberies had been committed.   Acting on a tip- off, the police teams arrested two alleged criminals and one jeweller on Saturday from Cantt. The criminal duo is said to have confessed during interrogation that they used to rob locked houses in the night while working as rag pickers during the day.  They also confessed to having sold the stolen ornaments to Raja Sah. 




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