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One arrested for stealing water taps, shower heads, windows from PU girls’ hostel

Panjab University (PU) authorities had lodged a police complaint after hundreds of water taps, one water cooler, 22 doors and windows and some heavy electric wires, estimated to be worth lakhs, were stolen from the university’s

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
August 5, 2022 7:46:19 pm
chandigarh, indian ExpressThe theft had come to light when employees of the civil engineering wing of PU went inside the building to inspect the infrastructure.(Representational File photo)

Chandigarh Police arrested a man for allegedly stealing hundreds of water taps, shower heads, aluminium windows and doors from Girls’ Hostel Number 11 of Panjab University last month.

Investigators said the suspect, one Gautam, a resident of Dainik Bhaskar Colony, Sector 25, was arrested on Thursday night. They added that three other aides of Gautam were involved in the theft with him, all of whom have been identified and will be arrested shortly.

Panjab University (PU) authorities had lodged a police complaint after hundreds of water taps, one water cooler, 22 doors and windows and some heavy electric wires, estimated to be worth lakhs, were stolen from the university’s

Girls Hostel Number 11 in Sector 25, Chandigarh.

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Sources said the thieves allegedly entered the hostel building after smashing open the panes on doors and windows.

As per officials of the varsity, hostel number 11 is newly constructed and was only recently handed over to the university by the contractor. . The theft had come to light when employees of the civil engineering wing of PU went inside the building to inspect the infrastructure. Hundreds of taps were found stolen from the hostel rooms, washrooms, kitchens.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 11 police station, Inspector Jasbir Singh, said, “Accused Gautam was arrested on the basis of human intelligence. Most of the stolen items have been recovered from his possession. His associates have eben identified will be arrested shortly.”

Tejinder Singh, the security guard of the hostel, had lodged an FIR in this connection at Sector 11 police station

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First published on: 05-08-2022 at 07:46:19 pm

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