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Kota: 2 arrested for stealing bikes, mobiles | Jaipur News

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Kota: 2 arrested for stealing bikes, mobiles | Jaipur News

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KOTA: A special team of Kota city police on Friday busted a gang of motorbike and mobile phone burglars and arrested two persons.
The police recovered 35 two-wheelers, including 28 motorbikes, seven scooters and 20 mobile phones from various locations.
In view of a large number of cases of motorbike lifting and mobile burglary having been lodged in different police stations of the city during the lockdown and still rising numbers of the same, a special team led by Rajender Singh, CI Mahaveer Nagar police station and under the supervision of ASP, city Praveen Jain had been working to trace the accused, Kota city SP Gourav Yadav said.
He said the team, on the basis of investigation and tip off, had been keeping a close watch on two suspects, identified as Mahendra Bairagi (22), a resident of Prem Nagar area of Kota city and Rakesh Mehra (30) of Panwar village in Jhalawar district, currently living in the city.
Yadav said the police team, following through investigation and verification of facts, arrested the two youths on Friday and recovered 28 motorbikes and seven scooters from locations hinted by them in the city. Police also recovered 20 mobile phones stolen from various places in the city. The recovered items are worth around Rs 17 lakhs, he added.
The two accused admitted to have lifted at least 50 two-wheelers, he further said adding attempts are underway to recover other vehicles and to find out if the other members are also involved in the crime.
The two accused are drug addicts and would commit the crime to meet want of drug and for this purpose, they would snatch the mobile phones from the pedestrian, steal mobile phones from shops or lift two-wheelers and sell them at very low price to get money to satisfy their want of drug, circle inspector, Mahaveer Nagar police station Rajender Singh said.
Singh said one of the two accused, Rakesh Mehra is already booked under sections of NDPS Act in Jhalawar, Kota and Chittorgarh. The two accused would be produced before the court on Saturday and the police would seek remand for interrogation for further recovery and inquiry on other members, he further said.

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