GUWAHATI: The arrest of thieves and drug peddlers in Guwahati is rising fast. In the past 24 hours, Guwahati Police arrested at least 17 thieves and seven drug peddlers.
A team of the East Guwahati Police District from Basistha Police Station caught two battery thieves with stolen batteries red-handed. The two are Dhan Rabha of Arungiri in the Basistha area and Abdul Ali of Sorbhog. Police also seized an e-rickshaw from the duo.
Another East Guwahati Police District team from Khetri Police Station caught two thieves identified as Nazrul Islam and Anarul Haque, both hailing from Mayang, during the period.
A team of the Central Guwahati Police District from Noonmati Police Station solved the case of stealing computer sets and other materials from Narengi High School within 24 hours. Police seized a truck (AS01HC7291) carrying the stolen goods – two monitors, a CPU, a mouse and a keyboard. Police apprehended four persons, including Ganesh Singh, in that connection. The other three are minors.
Another team of police of the Central Guwahati Police District from the Geetanagar Police Station arrested two thieves and one person buying stolen goods. A case relating to the snatching of a mobile handset from the Tarun Nagar area in the city led to the arrest.
Another police team from the Central Guwahati Police District from the Bhangagarh Police Station recovered a Scooty reportedly stolen on June 5. The police apprehended two minors in this connection.
A West Guwahati Police District team from Fatasil Ambari arrested Rashidul Ali from Dhirenpara for snatching a mobile phone. The police recovered the mobile phone from him. Based on the confessional statement of Rashidul, the police recovered 17 stolen mobile handsets from the shop of Rabindra Boro at Manpara.
Another team of police from the West Guwahati Police District from Bharalumukh traced a mobile phone stolen from Kedar Road within a few hours of the incident. The police arrested Ashraf Ali of Dhirenpara and Rahamatullah of Santipur, who bought the handset.
The drive against drugs is also at its peak. A team of East Guwahati Police District from Hatigaon Police Station arrested three drug peddlers – Saddam Hussain, Rahul Ahmed and Mohidul Islam – and seized 13.35 grams of heroin from them.
A West Guwahati Police District team from the Gorchuk Police Station arrested two persons – Prakash Verma and Dilip Verma – of Banikpara and recovered 23 grams of heroin from them.
A Central Guwahati Police District team from the Geetanagar Police Station arrested two persons – Sakanur Ali and Ashim Deori – from Anil Nagar. The police seized 43 vials of heroin, 149 empty vials, a DSLR camera, seven mobile phones, four wrist watches and Rs 24,000 cash from them.