2 thieves held, motorcycle seized

Ludhiana, June 15

Thieves and burglars apparently had a field day both on Sunday and Monday as they struck a textile mill, factory, house and godown on the nights of June 13 and 14. The police have arrested two of them.

Thieves broke into a godown of Bhisham Pandey, son of Ludhiana North MLA and former minister Rakesh Pandey, in Fathegarh Mohalla on the night of June 14. They damaged four refrigerators and made away with crockery and some other valuable material. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC.

A textile mill, Chawla Handloom, in Geeta Nagar, and another factory in Guru Nanak Nagar were burgled on the nights of June 13 and 14. From the handloom factory the thieves took away 10,000 pieces of shawls, stoles, along with a refrigerator, LCD, microwave oven, computer and 10-12 bales of yarn, while from the other factory one thief took away an I-Tel mobile handset. The mobile thief was later caught by the PCR and booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC and identified as Rahul, resident of Sardar Nagar. With regard to theft in the textile mill, the police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC.

Three domestic servants, identified as Lov, Kush, alias Chhotu, and Ganga Ram, reportedly stole cash, gold jewellery, British Pounds and Australian Dollars by breaking open the safe at their employer’s house in South Model Gram on the June 13 and escaped. Owner of the house Harjit Singh, resident of Cheema Park in South Model Gram, said he would provide the details of stolen cash and gold ornaments later. The police have registered a case under Sections 381 and 120-B.

The police nabbed a two-wheeler thief and snatcher from Hundal Chowk on Monday while riding a stolen Hero Splendour motorcycle (PB-10FS-5347). The thief, identified as Gurmeet Singh, resident of Tajpur Road, has been booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. Sub-Inspector Dhanwant Singh, who arrested Gurmeet, said the accused was stopped at a naka for checking on the basis of a tip-off. — TNS


Godown of MLA’s son targeted

Thieves broke into a godown of Bhisham Pandey, son of Ludhiana North MLA and former minister Rakesh Pandey, in Fathegarh Mohalla on the night of June 14. They damaged four refrigerators and made away with crockery and some other valuable material. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC.

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