Two younger males who allegedly stole potted crops put up on a highway right here as a part of the beautification drive forward of G20 conferences have been arrested by the police.
A video displaying the accused carrying off potted crops in a BMW automotive had gone viral on social media.
Both the accused, 25 and 22 years previous, are residents of Nagpur, stated inspector Mangesh Kale of Rana Pratap Nagar police station within the metropolis.
Civic officers on Wednesday afternoon put up potted crops on the highway divider from Chhatrapati sq. to Hotel Radisson Blu as a part of preparations to welcome delegates for the G20 conferences, he stated.
The metropolis can be internet hosting G20 conferences from March 20 to 22.
The accused got here in a BMW late on Wednesday night time and took away three crops by loading them within the boot of the automotive, CCTV footage confirmed.
After the video went viral, police registered a First Information Report for theft in addition to underneath the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, and recognized the automotive and the accused from the CCTV footage, the official stated.
The duo had been produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace on Thursday who remanded them in judicial custody, he stated.
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