Computers stolen from metro contractor’s office

The accused in police custodyThe accused in police custody
AHMEDABAD: Barely a month since the Ahmedabad Metro made its maiden run on the eastern tracks of the city, five computers, several CPUs, and computer peripherals were stolen from the cabin of the contractor of Ahmedabad metro located near New Cotton Mill in Gomtipur. The incident had taken place on the night of April 14.

Within hours of the project manager lodging a complaint with Gomtipur police on Wednesday, cops picked up Yogendra Makwana, 23, and recovered the stolen computers from his house near Gomtipur D -30 Dawakhana.

Inspector Chirag Tandel of Gomtipur police station said as they were no CCTVcameras installed near the cabin- which is also unfenced- they had to totally depend on human intelligence.

“On Wednesday night working on a tip-off, we picked up Makwana and recovered five computer monitors, four CPUs, five UPS and fve keyboards cumulatively worth Rs 1,49,142 lakh from his house,” said inspector Tandel.

“According to the complaint. on the morning of April 15, the contractor found that the computers had been stolen. Superiors in the contractor’s office were informed and a complaint was lodged at Gomtipur police station,” said an official of Gomitpur police station.

Police said they were questioning Makwana. “As the work of that particular metro stretch is over, the contractor is already in the process of shifting the office,” said Tandel.


Author: Ayaan