The crime department of Mumbai police has arrested two individuals from Ghatkopar in Mumbai and seized from them 495 cell phones, collectively valued at Rs 70 lakh, which had been allegedly looted in Karnataka, an official mentioned on Wednesday.
The arrested accused had been recognized as Ritesh Omprakash Kesare and Vijay Rajendra Shetty, he mentioned.
“The duo was arrested by unit seven of the crime department after they reached town for delivering the consignment in a tempo. Police discovered that 495 cell phones had been stored in 25 huge bins,” he added.
Throughout the probe, it got here to gentle that these cell phones had been looted from a truck by seven to eight robbers on Kolar-Bengaluru freeway in Karnataka final month, the official mentioned.
“The worth of those telephones is round Rs 70 lakh. The crime department will contact Karnataka police at hand over the cell phones that had been recovered from the accused,” he mentioned, including that additional investigation was underway.