Thief finally lands in police dragnet
IMPHAL | Jan 10
In a police investigation which lasted for nearly five months, a thief finally landed in the police dragnet and various stolen items have been recovered.
A VIP room (No. 8) at the state guest house located at Sanjenthong was burgled in broad daylight. The room was occupied by a chief conservator of forests named DJN Anand.
He had left his room in the morning and the burglary occurred between 11 am and 12.30 pm on August 22, 2016. Along with Rs 70,000 in cash, gold, 2 laptops, 8 mobile phones, gas cylinder, the thief had looted nearly 20 lacs worth on the said day.
A complaint was lodged to Imphal Police Station and an FIR 229 (08)2016 IPS was registered. A police team began investigating the case immediately and the peripheral area was searched. Suspects were questioned, including random rickshaw pullers, sentries etc. After weeks, the police team finally got a lead and one person was seen carting away the gas cylinder in a goods ferrying rickshaw. The suspect was identified as one Nawaz alias Ibomcha, aged 22, son of Md Allaudin of Keirao Litan Makhong, a heroin addict.
Police zeroed in his address and started a background check and found that the person was a habitual offender and he had stayed in rent near Sanjenthong for some time. His movement was tracked and finally, he was intercepted by police from a passenger auto-rickshaw at Kongba bazar on January 5, 2017. One laptop, 1 mobile phone and a gas cylinder was recovered from his residence. He is presently in police custody.
The investigation was conducted under the supervision of OC, Imphal Police Station, Th Dinesh and the special police team was headed by SI Arambam Amitabh along with SI Johnson, SI Premchand, SI Jivananda , SI Arja and ASI Subhas. During the investigation, police had analyzed nearly 700 phone calls.