Chandigarh: Apart from scrap dealer Faquir Chand, a dozen more scrap dealers from Chandigarh are suspected to have links with a Mumbai-based person who deals in the heritage furniture, revealed police investigation. The Chandigarh Police have scrutinised the call records of scrap dealer Faquir Chand who was arrested by the police for the theft of heritage furniture of Le Courbersier from Arts College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. The police have arrested all the accused namely Sunil, Faquir Chand, Anil, Rajesh, Shakila and Sweety. Sunil and Faquir are school drop-outs and are working as junk dealers. Anil and Rajesh are rehri owners while Shakila and Sweety are rag pickers. The accused were on police remand and during investigation, the police team found that Faquir Chand had been in constant touch with a Mumbai-based person as Faquir had been receiving calls from Mumbai. Accused Faquir Chand has also confessed that he has been dealing in heritage furniture with a person who calls from Mumbai. DSP Central Satish Kumar said that during the scrutiny of call details of mobile phoned and landline numbers of all accused with Mumbai have figured, which shows that the accused were in touch with the persons dealing in heritage furniture after the theft. The mobile and landline numbers of Mumbai are being verified. Sources from police said that the man from Mumbai has been identified from his number and it has also been learnt that he keeps on visiting foreign countries frequently.
Cops recover remaining stolen heritage furniture :
The Chandigarh Police on Monday recovered the remaining stolen heritage chairs from the possession of the accused women who were involved in the theft along with other four men. The remaining five chairs were recovered from forest area of Nahan (HP) and a nullah of Leisure valley. The theft took place in the store room of Arts College Sector 10 Chandigarh in which 15 heritage sofa chairs and one heritage wooden table were stolen. During the police remand of the accused, 10 heritage sofa chairs and 2 Auto Rickshaws used in the theft were recovered from them. The remaining two accused Usha alias Sweety (38) and Shakila (32) surrendered before the court of Dr. Sukhda Pritam JMIC UT Chandigarh. They were taken on police remand and three broken locks and a chain were recovered from Nullah in Leisure Valley Sector-10 Chandigarh after their disclosure.