Moodbidri, Aug 27 : It has been reported that Moodbidri police have arrested Ummer Farooq,aged 37,resident of Karnad,Mohammad Javed,aged 25,resident of Katipalla,Abdul Khader Janveer,aged 37, Munna alias Abdul Khader,aged 19,resident of Jokatte and Pachu alias Prasad, aged 21,resident of Savanoor in connection with the theft of a tipper from Mastikatte,near Moodbidri,a few days ago.
The theft was reported on the night of August 18 when a tipper owned by Tenkamijar Gram Panchayat Member Suresh Mijar which was parked on the roadside at Mastikatte was stolen. It is learnt, the six persons had planned to sell the vehicle to a scrap merchant in Bangalore. But, the GPS fitted in the tipper helped the cops trace its location and the police seized the lorry at Hirisave near Hassan with the help of the police there.
Two of the accused Mohammad Javed and Munna have been remanded to judicial custody while the rest have been sent to police custody.
Interrogations have revealed that they had stolen six lorries from various places of the district and had sold them in Bangalore.