Ahmedabad crime branch arrested three persons for allegedly stealing steel base plates from the track of Phase II of the metro project at Randesan.
The arrested accused identified as Rohit Thakore, a resident of Sector 5; Raimalji Thakore, a resident of Sector 4; and Laduram Gujjar, a resident of Sargasan. a case was registered at Infocity police station after 300 base plates went missing, valued at Rs 2.4 lakh.
The theft of these plates occurred at Pillar P/9/21, near Swaminarayan Residency in Randesan village. The theft took place between 2pm on Wednesday and 10am on Thursday. the accused had undone the fastening of the metro track and removed the base plates.
The investigation was handed over to LCB II, which formed several teams to catch the accused.
Investigators began looking for information on those involved in such thefts at night and studied their modus operandi.
The accused told investigators that they had reached an understanding with two security guards deployed for metro security. The accused then removed 300 plates from the track with the connivance of the guards. They told investigators that they had sold 296 plates and were about to sell the last four.