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Mobile phone thieves, Delhi-based lawyer, who provided them legal-aid, held

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

The police have arrested five members of a gang that stole and a who used to help them get on their arrest, a said.

The lawyer, identified as Shamshul Haq, has been associated with the gang for the last 15 years, of Police (SSP) said.

He used to provide them legal-aid and help arrested gang members get bail, the said.

The others arrested are Mithlesh, Alopi Mahto, Durga Mahto, and Nandan, all natives of Jharkhand, he said.

The gang used to steal the and sell it in and Bihar, the said.

The gang members have confessed to selling around 700 phones in both the states, the SSP said.

Police have recovered 65 phones and seized a car, a scooty and two knives from their possession.

The gang is wanted in several cases of theft in and Ghaziabad, the SSP said.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 01:10 IST