Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nuapada, Feb 27:
Odisha police have busted an inter-state mobile phone theft racket following the arrest of four of its members today.
Nuapada Sadar police have arrested four persons allegedly involved in the racket. The arrested have been identified as Jiten Singh, Dharmendra Singh, Yadram Patel and Subhas Behera.
Acting on a tip off, police raided a house and arrested them. They were forwarded to court today.
Police seized 32 mobile phones and a laptop from their possession which has a combined market value of around Rs 2 lakh.
It may be recalled that miscreants had looted a mobile phone store here on February 4 by breaking the locks at night. The proprietor of the store–Gulsan Jain—had filed a complaint with the Sadar police following which the cops had begun investigation into the incident.
“We have arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in theft of mobile phones. We have seized many high end smart phones and a laptop from their possession. They were forwarded to court today,” Nuapada SDPO Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra said.