28-yr-old held for burglary, theft
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The Chandigarh Police on Wednesday busted a drug addict from Patiala involved in three cases of burglary and theft. 28-year-old Gaurav Kumar from Patiala, professionally unemployed was caught on apprehension of the police naka near Dhanas, Chandigarh. He was riding a stolen motorcycle.
The accused confessed that he is addicted to smack and other drugs and that he had committed the crime just to fulfill his drug needs.
Rajinder Kaur, the branch manager, State Bank of India, Post-Graduate College, Sector 11 had reported to the Chandigarh Police that there had been an attempt of burglary in the bank on October 14, Sunday.
On the basis of this information an FIR was registered under sections 457 (Lurking house trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 380 (Theft in dwelling house), 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code.
On direction from the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Chandigarh Central (DSP Central) a special investigation team was formed.
The team obtained the CCTV footage of State Bank Of India, Post-Graduate College, Sector 11, Chandigarh. On the basis of CCTV footage, information was developed and reliable informers were deputed to trace the case.
On October 16, the team identified the accused, Gaurav Kumar. On further interrogation, he confessed to the attempt of burglary of the ATM of SBI, Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh as well.
With the arrest of the accused, three cases of burglary and theft have been worked out, two from the police station at Sector 11 and one from the police station at Sector 17.
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