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Five held for thefts at yarn factories

Police have arrested five members of a gang that had committed thefts at about nine yarn factories within four months. The police have seized around 13.8 quintals of yarn and a country-made revolver, along with bullets and sharp-edged weapons from the accused.

punjab Updated: May 31, 2012 21:23 IST
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Police have arrested five members of a gang that had committed thefts at about nine yarn factories within four months. The police have seized around 13.8 quintals of yarn and a country-made revolver, along with bullets and sharp-edged weapons from the accused.

The accused used to send the booty to Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, through road transport.

The accused have been identified as Arvind Kumar, Sunil Singh, Mishri Lal, Akhilesh Kumar and Raj Bahadur. All accused hailed from Uttar Pradesh and lived in a rented accommodation on Tibba Road in Ludhiana.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, DCP Ashish Choudhary praised the CIA staff for the breakthrough.

The DCP said the police have arrested the accused from a vacant plot on the Kakkowal road on Wednesday night. One of the accused, Bablu, managed to flee the spot.

"Arvind Kumar and Sunil Kumar are the mastermind of the gang. They used to roam around and explore the industrial area in the day and executed the robberies in the night. They used to overpower the security guards of factories by using weapons," said the DCP.

"During interrogation, the accused admitted that a local Gurpreet Singh provided them a pick-up van to ferry the booty. They used to send the booty through transporter Wasim of Bijnaur and the recipient of booty in Muradabad is Mohammad Mohsin. The police have arrested Wasim on behalf of information provided the accused," he added.