Baltana resident held with 20 heritage chairs stolen from Panjab University

Baltana resident held with 20 heritage chairs stolen from Panjab University

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 21

The police have arrested a resident of Baltana, Sarfaraj, who was involved in the theft of 48 heritage chairs from Panjab University, here today. As many as 20 chairs, of the 48 stolen heritage chairs, have been recovered from a forest area in Dhanas near the university. The 48-year-old carpenter was remanded in three-day police custody.

Officials said Sarfaraj is part of a big gang operating in Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai. The police also suspect the involvement of university employees in the theft.

Sources said Sarfaraj's involvement was also found in such thefts earlier also but there was no conclusive evidence.

A case has been registered under Section 380 of the IPC at the Sector 11 police station. The report says 48 chairs were stolen by unknown persons by breaking the locks between November 1 and 3.

The police said Sarfaraj did not steal the chairs himself but took these from thieves and was entrusted to deliver them in Delhi and Mumbai.

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