The Sikkim Police team headed by IO Upasana Sharma, were successful in arresting two burglars who were part of the “Shutter Cutter gang” of Bihar.
On June 6, a mobile retailer’s shop near sheikh shopping complex, Gangtok, was looted by six members of the Shutter Cutter gang. The shutter of the shop had been dismantled, robbing 94 mobile phones which were worth 21 – 22 lakh rupees.
The Shutter Cutter gang members entered the state disguise as tourists on June 4. The gang is a highly esteemed robbers clique from the Ghorasahan block of Bihar’s East Champaran district. More than hundred cases have been lodged against them across India, making them an infamous group within the police stations of States like Delhi, Orissa and Chattisgarh.
Following the 14 day investigation headed by IO Upasana Sharma, the team managed to arrest two culprits and recovered 8 mobile phones.
According to IO Upashna Sharma, they were compelled to raid the vicinity at midnight since the gang was protected by the villagers. The arrested persons have been identified as 33 year old Vijay Kumar and Mohammed Irfan Allam who is currently detained by the Champaran police, for attempt to murder case which was already registered with Champaran Police.
The gang is known for thieving high-value electronic goods and trading them in Nepal. The rest of the loot have been traced in Nepal but further investigations in Nepal has not been possible for now.
“SI Upasana Sharma and team have done a very good job. Our team was successful in solving important case”, said Tenzing Loden Lepcha SP Gangtok District
In addition SP Lepcha assured to carry out further investigations to bust more gang members and recover the missing mobile phones.
Report by Rhea Chhetri