Mangaluru, Sep 18, 2018: Bajpe Police have arrested five persons on the charges of stealing electricity cables stored for the purpose of railway line electrification. The arrests were made at Shanthigudde near Bajpe.
Those arrested are Arif alias Mohammad Arif (28) of Kalavar, Ramlan Iddin alias Kamal (20) of Kinnipadavu, Azaruddin (23) of Kalavar, Abdul Hameed (24) of Tenka Ekkar and Mohammad Hakim (21) of Kenjar.
Police have seized the stolen goods worth Rs 2 lakh from the accused along with a car. The arrests were made on at tip off that some people were lurking suspiciously in a Maruti Omni van at Shanthigudde. The Bajpe Police immediately rushed to the spot, rounded up the car and arrested the five persons.
The theft had taken place during the wee hours of September 11 at Kenjaru Moodaimutt. The arrested persons were wanted in various other cases in the city.
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