Five arrested on charge of stealing arecanut

The Shikaripur Rural Police arrested five persons recently on the charge of stealing arecanut from the plantations.

The police have identified the arrested as Jilani, Ismail, Hazrath Saab, Moulali Sirsi, and Shubham Rajput, all from Haveri district.

Based on complaints of arecanut theft from plantations in Esur, Salur and Hitla villages during the night, a special police team was formed to catch those responsible.

Acting on a tip-off, the police team intercepted a four-wheeler in which the arrested were allegedly transporting the stolen arecanut near Churchigundi.

Two four-wheelers and arecanut worth ₹2 lakh have also been seized from them.

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