Pune: Four school students were arrested by the Faraskhana police on Wednesday for their involvement in stealing. The police have recovered three scooters, two high end cameras and a cycle amounting to Rs 1.87 lakh from them.
All four are students of RCM Gujrati High School in Kasba Peth and were currently studying in Std X. They were arrested by police on Wednesday morning from the school.
According to the Faraskhana police, all four belong to well-to-do families and were involved in stealing to live a luxurious life.
Mahendra Jadhav, Assistant Police Inspector, Faraskhan police who is investigating the case, said, “They have already sold a high end cycle on OLX and were planning to sell other stolen things too. They were active in stealing from the last three months and have made with three scooters from the areas of Vishrambaug, Ganesh Peth and Mangalwar Peth.
The police have also recovered two DSLR cameras from the boys which they claim to have rented from a shop. However, the police are verifying about their claims.
Jadhav said that they were able to arrest the minor boys on the tip-off of an informer. He said, “We were informed that two silver scooters of the same number were parked in the parking lot of RCM School. After making an enquiry about the vehicles we discovered that the vehicles were stolen by the four boys. During interrogation, they also told us about the third vehicle which was also parked there.”
“These boys are all 15-years-old and study in same class. They all belong to rich families and still were involved in such activities for leisure,” added Jadhav.
The police have registered the case against the four juvenile offenders at Faraskhana and Vishrambaug police station. They were produced in the juvenile court on Wednesday and were released by the court on a guarantee.