2 women thieves who were caught red handed while stealing things from shops in Bantalab and Janipur market have been arrested by Janipur Police.
According to Bantalab Market Pradhan, Soni Manhas, the ladies roamed on a scooty and while fooling shopkeepers, they had been continuously noticed stealing things from market. Everyone followed them till Janipur and caught hold of them.
He said “These 2 girls stole an induction from Mahadevi electricals in Bantalab yesterday. Some of the shopkeepers called and told me about the incident. I told them to follow the girls. They tried but failed due to girls’ cleverness. Today morning as I left my house, a shopkeeper called and told me about the whereabouts of the girls. We (him and another shopkeeper) followed them on our bike. The girls visited around 5 shops but couldn’t get anything from there. Then they went to a shop in Roopnagar and stole a 2 litre oil box from there.”
“The worst thing was after that when they went to a shop in Janipur, a small boy was sitting there. They fooled him by asking about his father. As soon as he went to call his father, they stole a box of socks and ran away. One of them carried the socks in her shawl and later threw the box. I called the Pradhan (President) of Janipur market and asked him to co-operate according to the situation. 3-4 ladies helped us in getting hold of them. 15-20 people surrounded them. We caught the girls red handedly and the Police, SHO Janipur Gurmeet Singh arrested them.” He added.
The girls are said to have done more than 15 thefts in the Bantalab market itself. They had been doing this since one year and the last 15 days had been worse. The way they fooled the boy was beyond limits.
“They told me they had to buy chappals (slippers) so asked me to call my father. As I returned after calling him, they refused to buy anything and went away. They actually stole the box of warmers but it had socks inside it.” the poor boy said.
The girls are reportedly sisters with one of them named Tableen Kaur and belong to Poonch House. The investigation is under process handled by SHO Janipur.
Muskan Langoo, News Producer, Jk Media