Three more arrested in drug addiction-driven theft case in Siliguri

Siliguri, 18th May: Matigara police have arrested three additional suspects in connection with the theft of advertising banners and hoardings from traffic signal posts, driven by drug addiction. The arrested individuals have been identified as MD Karim, Appu Siddique, and Awadh Kishore, the latter being the owner of a scrap shop.

According to reports, a gang of miscreants stole hoardings and banners in front of a mall in Matigara to support their drug habits. A private company lodged a formal complaint regarding the theft at Matigara police station on May 14. Acting on the complaint, Matigara police swiftly arrested an initial suspect from Vishwas Colony within hours. The suspect was subsequently remanded in custody following a court appearance.

Interrogation of the first suspect revealed the involvement of MD Karim, Appu, and Awadh, who had purchased the stolen items. Consequently, Matigara police arrested the trio on Friday night and recovered the stolen goods from the scrap shop. The three accused were presented in Siliguri court on Saturday.

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