6 arrested for copper wire theft at All India Radio's facility in DelhiPTI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-06-2019 22:17 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 22:16 IST
Six persons were arrested on Friday in north Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar area for allegedly stealing copper wire from a government-owned facility, police said. Three persons -- Shan Mohamad (24), Shahzad (26) and Abhishek (22) -- were arrested while attempting to steal copper wire at All India Radio High Power Transmission Aerial Field, which is spread over 300 acres, they said.
Total 200 kilogram of copper wire was recovered from their possession, police said. Aas Mohamadd (26), a scrap dealer who allegedly bought the stolen wires, was also arrested from east Delhi's GTB Enclave and bundles of copper wires were recovered from him.
Two others -- Umed (33) and Akshay (22) -- were later arrested from Hapur after police conducted several raids. Interrogation revealed Umed, a scrap hawker, had found potential in stealing huge amount of copper wires from the facility and earn money, a senior police officer said. They used to steal copper wire from the area and sold it to scrap dealers at cheap rates, the officer said. Police said hunt is on for three more persons and further investigations are underway.