Vikash Sharma

Worth Stolen Mobile Phones The Bolangir Police in Odisha on Monday cracked a burglary case by nabbing a gang of three criminals from places near India-Nepal border while they were planning to smuggle stolen mobile phones into the neighbouring country.

Technical surveillance once again proved to be the deciding factor in the detection of the complex case. The Police recovered 113 mobile phones which they had allegedly stolen from a mobile store on January 14/15 from the looters.

The three accused, identified as Kanhaiya Kumar, Miraj Ansari and Kausha Alam have been brought to Odisha on a transit remand following their arrest in Ghorasahan, Rohtas and Champaran in Bihar.

As per reports, the miscreants had looted mobile phones, including several high-end ones, from a mobile shop in Bolangir. The total value of the phones is around Rs 40 lakh. Based on the complaint filed by the owner, a case was registered and a special teams were formed to crack the case.

“We got some clues based on scientific analysis, including tower dump analysis. During investigation, it was found that the criminals have moved near the Nepal border via Rourkela and Bihar. Some credible clues were received by the mobile patrolling team as well,” said Bolangir SP, Nitin Kusalkar.

The Bolangir SP informed that a team had gone to Bihar and based on the clues the police were successful in tracking down the criminals and recovered the stolen mobile phones from them.

Senior police officials said that as several high—end mobile phones are yet to be recovered, efforts are on to ascertain the involvement of other criminals involved in the crime.

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