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Three postal employees, accomplice caught stealing parcels

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Apr 22, 2012 18:30 hrs

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Four men, including three postal department employees, were arrested for stealing parcels from a post office van in the capital's cantonment area, police said Sunday.

According to police, out of the accused, Jai Bhagwan, 47, Shiv Shankar, 55, and Janardan Majhi, 47, were employees of the post and telegraph department. The fourth was identified as Vinod Kumar, 48, an accomplice.

"They (accused) had parked a postal department parcel van and were stealing the contents of parcels when an officer from the department saw them and informed the police," a police official told IANS.

Acting upon the information, the police team apprehended the culprits red-handed.

"They had all the materials required for opening and resealing the parcels so that the theft could not be detected immediately," the officer added.

The accused were presented in court Saturday and have been sent to Tihar jail for 14 days' judicial custody.




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