Chandigarh, April 12:The UT police have arrested a 27-year-old law graduate on a charge of snatching a mobile phone in Sector 38 on March 19. The questioning of three persons led the police to the motorcycle-borne snatcher.The suspect, Jhujhar Singh, a resident of Mullanpur Sodain village in Mohali district, was arrested by a team of the Maloya police for snatching a mobile from Shiv Kumar near the Sector 38/38 (West) roundabout. The suspect had covered his face at the time of the incident so that he could not be recognised.
The police said the suspect was a law graduate from Rayat Bahra University near Kharar. “He is married and his wife stays in Canada,” said a police official. The police said he was addicted to drugs and snatched the mobile phone to buy drugs. The police said the mobile phone was put on surveillance and it was found that it was being used by Surinder Singh of Rani Majra village in Chandigarh. The police questioned Surinder, who revealed that he had given his mobile phone for service and got a standby mobile phone from Mehra Telecom. The police questioned the mobile shop owner, Harjinder Singh, of Mohali, who stated that Mandeep Singh had sold the mobile phone to him for Rs 2,200. A police team tracked Mandeep, who revealed that he had purchased the mobile phone from Jhujhar Singh.