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2 held for theft of tempo carrying cigarette-making material

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Police have arrested two men here in connection with the theft of a tempo carrying raw material and equipment for making cigarettes from the industrial area in

Acting on a tip-off, the police laid a trap and caught the duo in the Wagle Industrial Estate here yesterday while they were trying to dispose of the tempo and its goods worth around Rs five lakh, Thane's of Police (Crime) Mukund Hatote said.

On January 9, five persons, including the two arrested men, allegedly took away the tempo from its at gun-point and fled, he said.

The tempo later lodged a complaint with the police.

Subsequently, the police started a probe and managed to nab two of the accused, identified as (27) and Anilsingh Duhani (23), in yesterday, Hatote said.

Offences were registered against the duo, both history-sheeters, under sections pertaining to robbery, criminal intimidation and others, he said.

The arrested men were later handed over to the police in Pune, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 12:25 IST