Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Sons of three govt employees arrested for thefts

blue-main The three youths in Chandigarh on Sunday. Kamleshwar Singh
Express News Service | Chandigarh | Posted: April 28, 2014 5:08 am

The police have arrested three youths in connection with the daylight burglaries in government quarters in Sector 23 and other Sectors. The police said that the accused confessed to have committed around 15 burglaries and stolen property worth Rs 30 lakh is expected to be recovered.

They accused have been identified as alleged master-mind Rakesh Kumar alias ‘Lucky’ (21), son of a Punjab government employee, Vikas alias ‘Vicky’ (22) and Tilak Raj alias ‘Monty’ (20) — sons of Haryana government employees. While Lucky and Vicky studied till Class XII, Monty studied till Class X.

DSP (Crime) Jagbir Singh said there was a spate of daylight robberies in the houses of working couples, particularly in Sector 19, 20, 22 and 23. “We formed a special team to look into the matter. On Saturday, a team led by SI Tarsem Singh laid a barricade near PGI on a tip-off, and apprehended the accused, who were travelling in a Alto car. They were carrying some jewellery, stolen from a Sector 15 house,” DSP said.

During interrogation, the three youths reportedly said that since they are the children of government employees, they were aware that government quarters remain unattended during the day time. They first did a recce of the targeted locality, searched for an unattended house, and then committed the burglary, the police said.

All three of them were produced in a local court on Sunday, which remanded them in police custody till May 3.

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