India / Bhārata: Indian Police arrest nine people for cell tower equipment theft

Mar 25, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Police in India have arrested nine people for stealing cell tower equipment worth 60 lakh across Telangana state. The gang stole a variety of equipment from various sites, including Remote Radio Units (RRUs), Remote Radio Heads (RRHs), Base Band Units (BBUs), and cell tower cable wires of Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio respective networks.

Banavath Nagaraju, 23, Maloth Nagesh, 24, Chukkolu Shiva, 22, Dilshad Malik, 24, Chand Malik, 29, Shaharyan Malik, 20, Sohail Malik, 20, Neerudu Chaitanya, 33 and Lavoori Ravi Naik, 27, have been named as those arrested.

"A case has been filed under Section 379 (punishment for theft) of the Indian Penal Code by the Kacheguda Police. Further investigation will be taken up by the respective police stations where cases against the individuals were filed,” said S. Rashmi Perumal, DCP Task Force.

There have been 11 cases filed between January 11, 2024, and March 25 across Kacheguda, Khairatabad, SR Nagar, Madhura Nagar, Meerpet, Vanasthalipuram, Nagole, Hayathnagar, Balanagar, and Shamshabad concerning theft of equipment related to Airtel, reported the publication.