Two in cargo theft racket held with home appliance worth ₹23 lakh
As per the complaint, a cargo container loaded with various electronic home appliances including 71 electric Elica Chimneys was ready for delivery and parked in Gokulnagar. However, unknown persons stole all the appliances
The Kondhwa police busted a well organised interstate cargo theft racket involved in stealing costly home appliances from loaded in cargo trucks, said officials on Wednesday.
The accused have been identified as Shravanlal Vishnaram Choudhari (30) and Rajuram Kushalram Chaudhari (32) both from Rajashthan. They were arrested from Pisoli on August 4.
The incident took place between July 18 and 19 in Gokulnagar, Kondhwa.
As per the complaint, a cargo container loaded with various electronic home appliances including 71 electric Elica Chimneys was ready for delivery and parked in Gokulnagar. However, unknown persons stole all the appliances.
According to police officials, they received information that two people are likely to visit Pisoli for a recce and plan a robbery. Acting on this tip-off, the police laid a trap and arrested them. They committed to their involvement in the Gokulnagar theft during interrogation.
Senior police inspector Sardar Patil of Kondhwa police station said, “There are almost 10 cases registered against them at various police stations in Pune and Pimpri-Chicnhwad. In addition to that, Nagpur and Hyderabad police are looking for them in almost 20 theft cases registered there.’
Speaking more about modus of operandi, Swapnil Patil police sub-inspector said, “They conduct theft only in loaded truck of home appliances. They do a lot of research and recce before the robbery.”
Around 69 electric Elica Chimneys , 25 pressure cookers, two home refrigerators , two motorcycles and two Eicher cargo tempos worth ₹23,04,555 have been recovered from them.