Thane: The Mumbra police arrested five suspects who stole mobile phones, broke the IMIE number and sold them. Two of the arrested are history-sheeters. Police seized 91 mobile phones of different brands, 502 cough syrup bottles used for intoxication, one laptop and a software worth ₹9,15,000 from them.
On the order of the senior police officials from Thane, the Mumbra police station Senior Inspector Nivrutti Kolhatkar, Assistant Police Inspector Kripali Borse and other police officials formed a team to take action against drug peddlers.
Several stolen items recovered
Nivrutti Kolhatkar said, "Through a source API Kripali Borse got information that Faiyaz Shaikh (24) a resident of Mukta Gharonda complex at Kausa in Mumbra is in the possession of 62 stolen mobile phones and 502 cough syrup bottles of Maxcop company at his home. The police team raided the house and seized the contraband kept for the sale. Faiyaz Shaikh was arrested and was interrogated by the police team. During interrogation he informed about his associate Mohammed Salim Shaikh alias Raj (21) who stole mobile phones. Thirteen mobile phones were seized from him."
Details of the crime
"Faiyaz and Salim would give the stolen mobile phones to Hanjala Salim Ansari alias Kaif (20), Faisal Shaikh (20) and Zubair Shaikh (32) all mobile repairers, who then broke the IMEI number of the mobile phones. The police seized 16 mobile phones from Zubair Shaikh. All the accused live in different places of Mumbra city. All five accused were presented in the Thane court and were remanded in police custody till May 19."
Among the five suspects Faiyaz and Salim are history-sheeters. Various crimes have been registered against them in Mumbra, Sakinaka, Mumbai and Kurla police station and also in Thane railway police station informed Ganesh Gawde, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 1, Thane on Thursday during press conference.
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