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Davangere Police Puts End to String of Farm Equipment Thefts, 3 Minors Held

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The Davangere police have recovered agricultural machinery worth lakhs of rupees that had been stolen across the district. Three minor boys, who were found to be responsible for the thefts, have been handed over to the government observation home.

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The incident began on the night of April 6, when a slasher worth ₹40,000 and other agricultural implements valued at ₹50,000 were stolen from the residence of Shekhar Naik in Shivpur village, Davangere taluk. Shekhar Naik had lodged a complaint with the Davangere Rural Police Station, prompting an investigation.

Upon investigation, the police detained three minors and interrogated them. The minors confessed to committing similar thefts at six locations within the jurisdiction of Davangere Rural Police Station and at three locations within the jurisdiction of Mayakonda Police Station.

The police have successfully seized various stolen items, including a tractor engine, 03 trolleys, 03 rotavators, 01 slasher, and other agricultural implements, amounting to a total value of ₹15 lakhs. These items were used in the thefts and have now been recovered.

Superintendent of Police Uma Prashant commended the officers and personnel involved in the operation for their diligence and success in recovering the stolen items and apprehending the perpetrators. The recovered machinery has been returned to its rightful owners, and the three minors have been sent to the government observatory for further rehabilitation.

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