Four ar­rested for steal­ing iron rods from con­struc­tion site at Taloja

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - Navi Mumbai - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

Four peo­ple, who al­legedly stole iron rods from a con­struc­tion site at Taloja, were ar­rested by the po­lice on Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Shiv Chauhan, 30, Ah­mad Ali Saha, 26, Ji­aur Rehman Khan, 33, and Ir­fan Hus­sain, 19, res­i­dents of Pan­vel area, stole the rods from a con­struc­tion site at Sec­tor 20 on Mon­day night.

“There were no se­cu­rity guards de­ployed at the site. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of the sit­u­a­tion, the ac­cused loaded a tempo with iron rods and fled the spot. We reg­is­tered an FIR against the uniden­ti­fied peo­ple next morn­ing,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Taloja po­lice sta­tion.

Act­ing on a tip-off, the po­lice raid a place at Pend­har vil­lage on Thurs­day and ar­rested all four ac­cused. The stolen rods and the tempo col­lec­tively worth Rs2.5 lakh have also been re­cov­ered from their pos­ses­sion.

“Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the ac­cused con­fessed to the crime. We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case if some more peo­ple were in­volved with them. We are also try­ing to find out if the sus­pects are mem­bers of a huge gang op­er­at­ing in the area. They are in our cus­tody. We have not found any crim­i­nal record against them so far,” the of­fi­cer said.

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