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Robbers disguised as repairers dig Dadar footpath, take hang of copper cables price hundreds of bucks

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An professional from BMC said the civic body modified into as soon as bewildered by the enormous scale of labor on the footpath when nothing modified into as soon as sanctioned both at the ward diploma or by the associated departments.

In a in point of fact honest staunch incident from India’s Dadar, thieves openly stole costly copper wires from utility cables laid below a footpath.

Native police earn arrested five males for robbing copper wires price ₹6 lakh- ₹7 lakh (as a lot as $8,000) from cables laid below the footpath.

Copper charges ₹845 ($10) per kg.

The incident, which took region on the Dadar-Matunga stretch of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, modified into as soon as assumed to be avenue and pavement repair work nonetheless drew speculations from residents when the dug-up areas had been now no longer build aid to common in time.

After the 2-3-metre-huge footpath between Kings Circle and Dadar TT Circle, among the many widest in the island metropolis, modified into as soon as found haphazardly dug up in patches, residents brought it to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s watch which then began inspection into the topic.

An professional from BMC said the civic body modified into as soon as bewildered by the enormous scale of labor on the footpath when nothing modified into as soon as sanctioned both at the ward diploma or by the associated departments.

Boom-speed telecom firm MTNL furthermore lodged a criticism alleging that bigger than 400 of its cell phone traces had tripped in the Dadar-Matunga region.

“We’re level-headed rectifying it. This has majorly took region around Dadar TT Circle, with 105 metres of copper wire price lakhs of rupees being stolen,” said an MTNL professional.

The police then laid a trap in the night at the build where the robbers had been anticipated to dig the footpath.

“As soon as they arrived alongside with the workforce of the contractor, we intercepted them and arrested them.

“The five accused are scrap sellers and had planned to promote the copper wires,” said Deepak Chavan, senior police inspector of Matunga police predicament.

The police officers investigating the case said the robbers had been digging a cramped fragment of the footpath daily, and there are seemingly more of us fervent in the crime.

“The five earn diverse accomplices, as digging the total stretch modified into as soon as now no longer that you would factor in for factual five of us. We’re tracing the others of their gang,” said a police officer from Matunga police predicament.

Except for BMC, the agencies that dig up roads to install underground utility cables consist of MMRDA, Mahanagar Gasoline, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, Adani Electricity, Tata Energy, and BEST.

(With inputs from agencies)

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