One other cellular tower stolen in Bengaluru; second criticism in January | Bengaluru Information

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BENGALURU: Whereas police are probing the mysterious case of theft of a cellular tower from Mahadevapura in Whitefield division, an identical incident has been reported from Rajajinagar, north Bengaluru.
Curiously, the complainant in each circumstances is similar – an govt from a non-public agency that maintains totally different cellular towers within the metropolis.
Whereas the primary criticism was lodged with Mahadevapura police, the newest was filed with Subramanyanagar police. The complainant mentioned unidentified individuals stole the cellular tower (in Rajajinagar) over a interval of three years (2019-2022).
On January 1, the chief approached police saying miscreants stole a tower and its equipment, together with diesel generator and battery financial institution, from Goshala Highway, Garudacharpalya in Mahadevapura. As per the criticism, the theft took between August 1 and September 1, 2022 and the price of the stolen tower and associated supplies was Rs 17 lakh.
As within the Mahadevapura incident, the place cops registered a case based mostly on the court docket’s route, the chief approached the court docket within the latest case too, in search of its intervention in getting a First Info Report (FIR) registered. Primarily based on the non-public criticism report (PCR), Subramanyanagar police registered the FIR below IPC part 379 (theft) on January 18.
Within the second criticism, the chief mentioned: “The cellular tower was put in at 1st Block, Rajajinagar in 2010. It was leased out to a non-public mobile agency. Nonetheless, the agency closed its enterprise throughout 2017. As we deliberate to hire out the tower to others, we didn’t dismantle it.However we couldn’t go to the tower between 2019 and 2021 for various causes, together with the pandemic. On Might 5, 2022, we visited the spot and located the tower was stolen together with equipment. The price of these things is round Rs 16 lakh.”
An investigator mentioned it is a uncommon case and there are a selection of questions that need to be answered. “We have now sought clarifications from the complainant and he’s taking time to reply them. As soon as he replies, we are going to resolve on the longer term plan of action,” he mentioned. One other officer mentioned: “These towers shall be a minimum of 50 toes tall and weigh over 10 tonnes. Dismantling them requires technical data and ample time.”

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