The Gautam Budh Nagar police arrested an inter-state gang of 4 folks on Sunday for stealing CCTV panel batteries price ₹12 lakh from expressways, highways, and crossings in Noida for the previous yr, police mentioned.
Police mentioned that the suspects have been recognized as Toofani Gupta, 25, a local of Deoria, Rajkumar Kushwaha, 24, Sandeep Gausela, 23, a local of Buxar in Bihar, and Ram Singh, 22, a local of Almora in Uttarakhand. All of them have been residing in a rented home in Noida’s Sector 135, they added.
Harish Chander, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Noida mentioned that the police had been receiving complaints from the companies accountable for sustaining CCTV cameras on expressways and highways that batteries fitted in the CCTV’s panel field have been being stolen.
“A group was fashioned underneath the supervision of the assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Noida identify and the suspects have been tracked down from their rented home in Sector 105. In the course of the investigation, it was revealed that they used to journey in a loading auto and an e-rickshaw to steal batteries late at evening,” DCP Chander mentioned.
He added that after stealing the batteries, they bought them to a scrap supplier named Irshad, who’s presently absconding.
The suspect named their group ‘a toofani gang’ and earned lakhs of rupees after promoting these batteries.
DCP additionally mentioned that a number of instances have been registered in opposition to the suspects at totally different police stations in Noida, and 54 batteries, three knives, one country-made pistol, two cartridges, a loading auto, an e-rickshaw, a motorbike, and instruments used in stealing batteries have been recovered from their possession.
“The suspects have been booked underneath Part 379 (punishment for theft) of the Indian Penal Code and additional investigations are underway,” DCP mentioned.