DELHI POLICE CRIME CELL ARRESTS TWO PEOPLE WHO REMOVED …

DELHI POLICE CRIME CELL ARRESTS TWO PEOPLE WHO REMOVED HARD DISK FROM SET TOP BOX OF CUSTOMERS OF TATA SKY DTH

TWO PERSONS WHO WORKED AS INSTALLERS ARRESTED.
INVOLVED IN 54 INCIDENTS IN DELHI.
THEY STOLE 77 HARD DISKS.

A team of officers of Crime Branch led by Inspr. Arvind Kumar and consisting of SI Gurmeet, ASI Rakesh, HCs Hanuman, Ramesh, Satender, Cts. Ajay, Surender, Virender, Dinesh and Pushpender under the supervision of ACP/Sh. K.P.S. Malhotra and overall supervision of DCP/Sh. Bhisham Singh has apprehended a gang that committed theft of hard disk from the set top boxes of Tata Sky, DTH installed in the houses of various customers of Tata Sky, DTH. Two persons have been apprehended. They had removed 77 hard disk from 54 houses.

Complaints had been received by various police stations in Delhi regarding theft of hard disk of Tata Sky, DTH by persons impersonating as Tata Sky employees. On 26.07.14, on specific information, 2 persons were apprehended. They were identified as Shanky Gupta (aged 26 years) r/o Bhrahampuri, Delhi and Rajiv Gupta (aged 22 years) r/o Karawal Nagar, Delhi. They were arrested under the appropriate section of the law.

The arrested persons were subjected to sustained interrogation. It was revealed that Tata Sky had outsourced the entire installation work and had engaged installation service providers area wise. These installation service providers had not only access to the data base of TATA Sky but they employed their own work force for the purpose of installation.

Shanky Gupta and Rajiv Gupta on interrogation disclosed that they worked for the installation service providers covering the trans yamuna area. They stated that once they had been assigned the job of replacing a defective set top box with a new set top box. After replacing the new set top box with the old one, they opened the old set top box and found a hard disk in it. They removed the hard disk and deposited the old set top box with the installation service provider. They sold the hard disk at Rs. 1750/-. They found an easy way to earn quick money and decided to remove hard disks from the set top boxes, from the houses of customers where they were installed as they had free entry to these premises being employees of the installation service providers. They roped in another associate Ankit Aggarwal working with the installation service provider at Patel Nagar.

All the three miscreants left their job and since February, 2014, they have committed thefts in 54 houses and have stolen 77 hard disks. In order to gain entry in the houses of the customers, they posed themselves as employees of TATA Sky. Since the installation service providers had access to the data base of the TATA Sky, the miscreants had obtained from data base information of the customers of TATA Sky. They targeted the houses of these customers spread all over Delhi which included Malviya Nagar, Chattarpur Farms, Vasant Vihar, Karol Bagh, Punjabi Bagh-Paschim Vihar area, Anand Vihar, Preet Vihar and Vivek Vihar area. They sold the hard disk at Rs. 1750/- each.

The removal of the hard disk from the set top box did not affect the service of the telecast of the TV programmes and the customers realized that something was wrong with the set top box only when they tried to record the programme for no recording could be done as the hard disk had been removed from the set top boxes.

The third associate Ankit Aggarwal and Sameer, the receiver of stolen property are absconding. Efforts are being made to apprehend them.

Local police stations have been informed.
(ASHOK CHAND) IPS
ADDL.COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
CRIME BRANCH:DELHI