Two held for batteries theft in Ponda


 Ponda police arrested two persons from Hubli-Karnataka in connection with the theft of automobile batteries in Ponda. The police are yet to recover the stolen goods and the court has remanded them to six days police custody for further investigation.
Ponda PI C L Patil said that the accused, Moinuddin Abdul Nabi Shaikh, 30, and Sadique Mabuli Mulla, 20, were staying at Shapur, Ponda, and the police had picked them up on Thursday night. The accused, during interrogation, confessed to the crime, Patil said.
Police said that Mulla is a history-sheeter. The accused had allegedly stolen about 25 automobile batteries, a stove and some other tools all worth 42,600 from a battery shop at Panditwada-Ponda during the intervening night of August 9 and 10. The accused entered a wooden kiosk by removing a plank, police said, quoting a complaint lodged by the owner of the shop, Vishwanath Nair of Panditwada-Ponda.
An offence was booked under Section 379 and 461 of Indian Penal Code. The accused were produced before the Ponda JMFC, where the court remanded them to six days police custody. [TOI]