Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Police Bust Car Battery Theft Gang from Assam

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Saturday, January 06, 2024
Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh Police Bust Car Battery Theft Gang from Assam
SIT Takes Charge: Special Investigation Team, led by SDPO Itanagar, cracks down on habitual burglars involved in battery theft spree.
Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh - 6 January, 24: In a significant breakthrough, the police in Arunachal Pradesh capital, Itanagar, have successfully dismantled a notorious gang of car battery thieves hailing from the neighboring state of Assam. This gang is alleged to be responsible for a string of seven theft cases involving car batteries across the capital city.

The operation resulted in the apprehension of three individuals, and the police recovered a total of 13 stolen car batteries along with the seizure of one vehicle.

Recent weeks saw an uptick in complaints regarding stolen DG batteries, prompting concerned citizens to report incidents to both Itanagar Police Station and Chimpu Police Station. The affected locations included GM Office BSNL, Office of Assistant Director Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, TNZ Movie Hall, near Pantaloons, Heema Hospital, BJP office, Vivek Vihar, and Chandra Nagar. Responding promptly, authorities registered six FIRs at Itanagar Police Station and one at Chimpu PS.

Taking the matter seriously, Rohit Rajbir Singh, IPS SP Capital (city), formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of Angad Mehta, Assistant SP, Capital.

The SIT, led by SDPO Itanagar, Kengo Dirchi, took decisive action by rounding up habitual burglars and meticulously collecting technical evidence. Acting on reliable information received on January 1, the team identified an Alto Car with the registration number AR01C/8438 used by the Assam-based offenders. With collaboration from Assam police, raids were conducted at suspected locations in Khelmati, Bangalmara, and Harmoti in Assam's North Lakhimpur District.

After two days of relentless effort, the SIT successfully apprehended three suspects - Raju Biswas, Man Bahadur Pradhan, and Abbash Ali. The arrests were accompanied by the seizure of the vehicle in question and the recovery of thirteen DG batteries from various locations.

All three accused individuals, now in police custody, were granted a six-day remand by a local court in Itanagar. The crackdown on this battery theft gang showcases the efficiency and coordination of law enforcement agencies across state borders, ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice and serving as a deterrent to potential criminal activities in the region.