A racket of stolen interstate mobile phones has been busted by Kolkata police; two arrested

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Kolkata: In another major crackdown, Kolkata police busted an interstate racket allegedly involved in stolen cellphone transactions. Two defendants have been arrested by Kolkata police for their involvement in the racketeering.

The Kolkata Police Detective Department apprehended the two accused near a guest house in Burrabazar Armenian Street on Friday evening.

A senior Kolkata police officer said the duo were carrying 35 Android phones with them and after questioning they could not provide satisfactory answers, India time reported.

The police officer also stated that the accused had no valid documents on him.

Police identified the accused as Samiul Seikh (31) and Md Rintu Sheikh (26), both residents of Malda. The defendants were charged under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) dealing with theft and dealing in stolen property.

The defendants are currently in the custody of Kolkata Police.

The Kolkata police officer said the defendants were thoroughly questioned which revealed they were members of an interstate racketeer who smuggled stolen phones into Bangladesh with the help of associates in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal.

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