SIX HELD FOR STEAL­ING TRAILER, COP­PER WIRES WORTH ` 93 LAKH

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: Six peo­ple who al­legedly stole a trailer loaded with cop­per wires worth Rs 92.95 lakh, have been ar­rested by the Uran po­lice from Su­rat.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the trailer was on its way to Da­man from Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust in Nhava Sheva. How­ever, in­stead of de­liv­er­ing the wires in a pri­vate com­pany in Da­man, driver along with the other sus­pects took it to Su­rat.

“Even af­ter sev­eral days of leav­ing the port when the com­pany did not re­ceive the con­sign­ment, they ap­proached us and reg­is­tered an FIR. We im­me­di­ately formed a team to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Uran po­lice sta­tion.

Act­ing on a tip-off, the po­lice sent the team to Su­rat last week and they man­aged to ar­rest six peo­ple in­volved in the crime. The team also re­cov­ered wires along with the trailer.

The ar­rested peo­ple have been i den­ti­fied as Manoj Ku­mar Sharma, 52, a res­i­dent of Ra­jasthan, Prakash Vora, 47, a res­i­dent of Ra­jasthan, Raju Shukla, 39, Vinod Ti­wari, 26, Arun Ku­mar Chuabe, 40, and Pradeep Shukla, 36, all res­i­dents of Ut­tar Pradesh.

The main ac­cused and the drive of the trailer are still ab­scond­ing.

“The sus­pects kept the wires at a de­serted place in Su­rat. They were plan­ning to sell those to some other com­pa­nies in Delhi. How­ever, our team reached the spot be­fore they could ex­e­cute that plan,” the of­fi­cer said.

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