4 males have been arrested for allegedly stealing cell phone elements price Rs 80 lakh from Samsung’s warehouse in Noida and sending a few of these to Hong Kong, police stated on Sunday.
The police additionally recovered Rs 20.50 lakh from the accused who stole show screens, chargers and different cell phone associated elements and tools from the tech large’s warehouse over the previous few months, a senior official stated.
A grievance was made by Samsung officers on Saturday on the native Section II Police Station after which an FIR was registered and investigation taken up, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida, Harish Chander stated.
“One of many accused, Gaurav Sikka, runs a cell phone store in Gaffar Market in Delhi’s Karol Bagh. Sikka would procure the stolen elements from the opposite three and courier a few of them to Hong Kong,” he stated.
The others arrested have been recognized as Ashok Kumar, Luvkush Singh and Ajay Lal and the FIR has been lodged underneath Indian Penal Code part 406 (prison breach of belief) and 411 (dishonestly receiving property), the officer stated.
Luvkush labored for a personal firm in Noida which supplied some digital objects to Samsung. His job was to make sure supply of merchandise from his agency to the Samsung warehouse, in keeping with the police.
Luvkush got here involved with Ashok Kumar, who was a car driver within the logistics chain, and collectively they discovered Ajay Lal, a neighborhood resident, who advised them he knew somebody (Gaurav Sikka) at Gaffar Market in Delhi who could be prepared to purchase telephone elements from them, police stated.
They then deliberate common theft of cell phone elements from the Samsung warehouse and continued the identical for 4 months. The stolen elements have been purchased by Sikka at Rs 1,000 per octa (diplay display screen) which really prices Rs 2,250 per piece, they stated.
“A complete of 22 containers of cell phone elements pegged at Rs 80 lakh have been stolen by them. Eighteen containers have been recovered and Rs 20 lakh earned by them by promoting the remaining elements have additionally been seized,” DCP Chander stated.
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