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Laptop theft: Police custody of accused extended

The two students who were arrested by the Special Crime Investigation Cell of the UT Police last week for their alleged involvement in the laptop thefts on the campus were produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Mahesh Kumar on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
April 16, 2009 3:49:51 am

The two students who were arrested by the Special Crime Investigation Cell of the UT Police last week for their alleged involvement in the laptop thefts on the campus were produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Mahesh Kumar on Wednesday. While PU student Arvind Kumar was sent to judicial custody,Robin was sent to a two-day police remand. Robin is an electrical engineering student of Thapar University in Patiala. Both are sons of a retired sales tax commissioner based in Lucknow.

The police have recovered eleven stolen laptops from their possession after they were taken into remand last Sunday.

The Special Crime Investigation Cell of the UT Police also recovered 215 master keys which were allegedly used to open locks of rooms in the PU boys’ hostel and steal the laptops. The police swung into action after five laptops were reportedly stolen on April 1.

“Robin used to stay at the PU hostel with his brother Arvind,who was a student of MSc Biochemistry. After committing the crime,they used to sell the laptops to other PU students at throwaway prices,” the police said.

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The police demanded further remand for Robin on the plea that they still need to recover two laptops from the accused. Police sources said the MAC number,which is unique to every laptop,was instrumental in tracing the stolen laptops.

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First published on: 16-04-2009 at 03:49:51 am

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