Ghaziabad: This gang stole 300 transformers in 3 years, 10 held
| Monday | 4th February, 2019
GHAZIABAD: Ten members of a gang , which had stolen more than 300 transformers in the past three years, were arrested in the city on Sunday.
The accused have more than 24 cases registered against them in Ghaziabad , Noida and the adjoining districts.
Before fleeing the spot, they would empty the transformer oil at the spot to lessen the weight of the machine.
Copper and aluminium parts inside the transformers fetch a good price in the black market,” the SP added.The police said the gang leader was Kurban, who was not only involved in stealing the transformers but also ran a scrap shop.
Besides him, Aamir was another scrap dealer who would strike deals on stolen goods and distribute money among the members.An FIR under Section 401 (punishment for belonging to a gang of thieves.)
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