Inter-state gang of thieves busted
   Date :04-May-2024

Inter state gang  
Staff Reporter
Police have busted an inter-state gang of thieves while arresting four persons involved in burglary at a jewellery shop in Patan. The accused used to conduct recce of the targeted area on pretext of selling mixer grinders. With the help of CCTV camera footage, the police initially traced the bike owner from Raipur and during interrogation he revealed involvement of seven other accused in the burglary. Four accused connected to the case are absconding. The police on Friday held a press conference at Police Control Room, Bhilai and disclosed about the burglary. The victim Manharan Lal Devangan owns Moti Jeweler shop at Bazaar Chowk, Patan and he had lodged a complaint regarding theft of 1.50 kilogram of silver from his shop on the intervening nights of January 21 and 22. Meanwhile, the police after registering the complaint had launched investigations into the matter.
The police verified footage of CCTV cameras installed near the shop and identified a bike which was later seen in Labhandi at Raipur. The police then detained its owner and on being interrogated strictly, he revealed conducting recce of the area to find out the timing of opening and closure of the shop. He said that on pretext of selling mixer grinders they obtained details about the shop and committed the burglary with the help of seven other accused hailing from Uttar Pradesh. The accused arrested by the police have been identified as Sakib Qureshi (22), Jasant Yadav alias Kalwa, Pappu Prajapati (54), all residents of Aligarh in UP and Mowa, Raipur resident Khilendra Verma (37).