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Gang steals container load of mobile phones

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

A gang of suspected interstate robbers has stolen a container load of cellular phones, estimated to be worth Rs 4 crore, in SPS district of Andhra Pradesh, police said Wednesday.

The gang, comprising more than three members, waylaid the container-laden truck on the National Highway-16 near Dagadarthi in late Tuesday night and forcibly drove it away by kidnapping the driver, they said.

The container was filled with a consignment of cellular phones manufactured at SEZ in neighbouring district and was on its way to Kolkata.

district Superintendent of Police A Rastogi told some miscreants came in a car and brought along a lorry when they intercepted the container-laden truck.

The SP said they kidnapped the and drove the vehicle away and abandoned it near Bitragunta.

They also let the off, Rastogi said.

"The cellular phones were reloaded into the lorry the miscreants brought along and driven away," the SP added.

The called the police control room around 1 am following which the police launched a hunt to trace the gang and the lorry.

"It is likely that the miscreants are part of an inter-state gang. We have formed special teams to nab them," Rastogi said.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 16:40 IST