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Godown owner held for theft

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Stolen parts, meant for Jabalpur factory, valued at Rs. 13 lakhs

CHENNAI: : Police recovered brake parts, meant for the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Jabalpur. The parts were manufactured and sent by a private company in Ambattur. The stolen parts were valued at Rs. 13 lakhs. One person was arrested in this connection.

According to police, the consignment was sent to the HVF, Jabalpur, during April this year. Before being sent it was taken to a godown in Puzhal, from where some parts were removed. Police said the godown owner, S.Anand (29), removed the parts from the consignment. When the consignment reached Jabalpur, it was found that a few of the parts were stolen and only empty boxes were there. Following this the HVF authorities informed the manufacturer here and they in turn filed a complaint with the police. A special party which investigated the theft arrested the godown owner.

The Director-General of Police, A.X.Alexander, in the presence of R. Nataraj, Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai, restored the property to the owners on Thursday.

Police said some wanted criminals ere arrested and stolen property recovered. Notable among them were Selvaraj (36) of Ayanavaram, who was wanted in connection with 54 cases and Kuppan (28) of Neelangarai Kuppam, against whom 15 cases were pending. The police also arrested habitual chain-snatching offenders, Suresh and Murali of Pulianthope and recovered stolen jewellery from them.

Youth nabbed

Last week, a 14-year-old youth allegedly took away Rs. 52,000 from a private computer company on Halls Road, Egmore.

A special party arrested the youth, who was the son of a cleaner in the company and recovered Rs. 51,000 from him. Police said the youth broke open the drawer in which the locker key was kept and took the cash the locker.

The boy was later sent to a juvenile home.

Jewellery recovered

In July 2000, thieves broke into the house of one Ramalingam and took away 55 sovereigns of jewellery.

As there were no clues in the last five years, a special party took up the investigation recently and they arrested one Chandru of Tiruvannamalai and recovered the property, police said.

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