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Looted consignment of 900 iPhones worth Rs 2.25 crore recovered in south Delhi

delhi Updated: Sep 15, 2016 22:52 IST
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Delhi police recovered 900 iphones, worth Rs 2. 25 crores and arrested two accused within 48 hrs after theft in New Delhi on Thursday. (Sonu Mehta/HT photo)

A consignment of 900 iPhones worth Rs 2.25 crore that was looted early this week has been recovered in South Delhi with arrest of two persons in this connection, police said on Thursday.

The iPhones were looted on Tuesday, when Kalam Singh, a driver with Beetel Company, Okhla, was going to deliver the consignment to Mudita Cargo Express in Dwarka.

When he reached near Rajokri Flyover, a gang of robbers attacked Singh with knife and injured him, said additional DCP-I (South) Nupur Prasad.

They kidnapped him and took control of the truck with the consignment of iPhones and later dumped him at the underpass of Dwarka Link Road, added the officer.

Accused Mehtab Alam and Arman were arrested on Wednesday, said additional DCP-I (South) Nupur Prasad.

During the course of investigation, the crime scene was created and it was concluded the accused could have taken only three routes.

The CCTV footages of the three routes were scanned and the truck with the consignment was spotted in the CCTV footage on the route of Sector-E, Pocket-2, Vasant Kunj, said Prasad.

Later, Malkhan Singh, who used to provide drivers to the company told the police that two of his drivers, Bhola and Pradeep, had left the job two weeks ago, the officer said.

It was found that Bhola and Pradeep had followed the complainant on the day of the incident, she said.

Acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted on Wednesday at a house in Mahipalpur and Mehtab Alam, who is Bhola’s and Pradeep’s accomplice, was arrested, the officer said.

Later, another accomplice Arman was also arrested and 98 cartons were recovered from his hideout at Bengali Basti, Rangpuri, the officer said.

The police are on the look out for the remaining accused, said the officer.