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Two held from K’taka for theft of over 100 mobile handsets

Mobile theft

Two youths were arrested from Karnataka for allegedly stealing mobile handsets from a godown in Bhiwandi area of Thane district

Mobile theftThane: Two youths were arrested from Karnataka for allegedly stealing mobile handsets from a godown in Bhiwandi area of Thane district, police said today.

Some unidentified persons had stolen nearly 147 mobile handsets worth about Rs 12 lakhs from the godown of Videocon mobile company at Vadpe village in Bhiwandi on December 28 last year, sub-inspector V S Shirsat of Bhiwandi taluka police station said.

During its probe, the police team traced some of the IMEI numbers of the stolen mobiles to Tanda of Mundargi in Yadgir district of Karnataka.

The Bhiwandi taluka police, with the help of their counterparts in Yadgir, reached the location and arrested the duo – Chandrakant Chavan and Mallu Rathod – on January 26 and seized 34 mobile phones from their possession.

Police said the two accused, who are mobile phone dealers, admitted that they sold some handsets to other persons.

They were brought to Thane yesterday and would be produced in a local court today for remand, police said.

A hunt is on for the others involved in the crime, police added.

PTI

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