Affluent youths in garb of PGs nabbed for criminal activities

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Hisar, May 30 (UNI) Four youths from affluent families, living as paying guests, were nabbed by police while planning a dacoity here.

Pratap Singh, SHO, Civil Lines, told reporters that a pistol, cartridges, motorcycles, some ornaments, mobiles and valuables were recovered from them.

During the primary investigations, they had also confessed to having committed a series of crimes including chain snatchings, robbery and dacoity, he said.

''None could have suspected that these boys from affluent families in nearby villages, could indulge in such crimes. We have recovered the ornaments looted by them,'' he added.

They were about to strike a house near a Community Centre in Sector 15, when we got a tip off regarding their intentions, the SHO said.

The arrested boys had been identified as Sahil of Bhatol, Samarjeet of Kumbha, Ashish and Kala of Narnaund.

They used to commit the crimes to meet their extravagant needs, Mr Singh said.

Expressing concern over this trend, he had cautioned the public to report to the police regarding youth groups moving about in bikes or otherwise in a suspicious manner.

He also directed those running paying guest accommodations, to thoroughly verify the identity of the people they admit as paying guests.

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