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Cops recover 18 stolen mobile phones from Pune youth

A 19-year-old was held by the crime branch officials from Swargate bus stand

pune Updated: Jul 02, 2017 15:59 IST
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The boy was arrested from the Swargate bus stand by Unit 3 of the crime branch on Tuesday.
The boy was arrested from the Swargate bus stand by Unit 3 of the crime branch on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)

Ganesh Baburao Parge (19) was arrested from the Swargate bus stand by Unit 3 of the crime branch on Tuesday in possession of seven mobile phones, said deputy police commissioner Pankaj Dahane.

Eleven other phones were found in his possession after further investigation, the police said. The collective worth of the 18 mobile phones was estimated to be ₹1,50,000 by the police.

These mobile phones were stolen at the State Transport (ST) bus stand and Pune railway station, Parge told the police, according to a police statement.

The 19-year-old is a resident of Ghonshi in Jalkot region of Latur district, according to the police. Parge was arrested before in similar case. He was also booked in a case at the Udgir police station in Latur for stealing eight bicycles in the year 2013, when he was a minor. Parge, who studied till class 9, lost his mother in 2013, said senior PI More.

In Pune, he has been booked on 11 counts of mobile  theft. Of the 11, six are registered at the Swargate police station, four are registered at the Pune railway police station, and one was registered at the Dadar railway police station in Mumbai. The owners of these mobile phones will be traced later. However, the owners of seven other mobile phones are yet to be identified, according to the police.