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Sons of Haryana police officials arrested for snatching

On wrong track: Accused are reportedly boxers and have recently appeared for Class-12 exams; a bike, mobile phone recovered.

india Updated: May 14, 2018 13:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Karnal
Haryana police officials,sons of cops,arrested for snatching
The accused and the recovered stolen bike in police custody in Karnal on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Two youths were arrested for their alleged involvement in 10 cases of snatching in the city besides a bike theft, Karnal police said on Sunday.

According to the Karnal superintendent of police (SP) Surender Singh Bhoria, the accused have been identified as Shivam, 19, of Madhuban and Rahul Kumar, 20, of Jundla Gate in Karnal.

As per information, they are students they have reportedly given exams of Class 12 lately. The officials in the police department said they were boxers and used to undergo their practice at the Karan Stadium in Karnal regularly.

As per the officials, who were not authorised to speak to media on this matter, Shivam’s father was in the police department and posted at Karnal, and Rahul’s father too was a police official of a lower rank.

However, the SP did not disclose the names and designations of their fathers, but confirmed that the accused were sons of cops. “During the interrogation, they confessed to their involvement in as many as 10 snatching cases. They will now will be produced in the court,” he added.

The police have also recovered a bike and a mobile phone from their possession.

The accused told the police that another accused in the case, Mohit Kumar, who too is son a police officer, was also involved in the crime and had been absconding. The SP said police did not find any previous criminal record of both of them. “Meanwhile, special police teams have been formed to nab the snatchers of mobile phones and chains,” he said.

Bhoria said during questioning, they told the police that they used to identify their targets, especially women, by stalking them and conducting recce before snatching their gold chains and mobile phones. Police said the duo had been committing the theft for the past four months. The accused have been booked under Sections 379 (theft) and 379 A (snatching) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

First Published: May 14, 2018 13:26 IST