Cuttack: Markatnagar police have arrested two youths on charges of stealing copper wires of the transformers near AIBET college at Sector-6 in Cuttack.
The arrested youths were identified as Padan Bhoi (35) and Saroj Bhoi ( (23).
According to sources, miscreants allegedly stole copper wires from 250 Kv and 500 Kv transformer located near AIBET college on 14 May. Following this, junior engineer of CESU lodged a complaint at Markatnagar police in this regard.
On the basis of the complaint, police registered a case bearing no. 73/19 under Sections 379/ 34 of IPC and launched a probe into the incident.
However, the police team last night acting on reliable inputs about the accused youths conducted a trap at Belubuiya Square near Mausima Temple and apprehended them. On search, copper wire worth of lakhs, plastic bag, and a motorcycle were seized from their possession.
During the interrogation, the accused duo confessed to their crime, sources said.