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Katihar man arrested in Kerala gold theft case

Press Trust of India  |  Katihar 

police in association with the local today arrested a man from the district for alleged involvement in the theft of 13 kg gold from a jewellery shop in 13 days back.

police, which reached Katihar this morning, arrested the man from his Bari chowk residence under town police station of the district, station SHO Nirmal Kumar Yadavendu said adding that took him to Kerala.

Yadavendu said the arrested had served in jail on two earlier occasions in two criminal cases including a mobile phone theft case.

Some youths had stolen 12.905 kg gold worth Rs 4.25 crore and Rs 6 lakh cash on January 29, 2018 from Adeshri jewellery in Thrissur district of Kerala, the SHO said adding that the accused has confessed to the crime and said that there are other persons involved in the theft.

They had stolen the gold by breaking open the locker with the help of a gas cutter, the SHO said adding that the recovery of gold could not be made so far.

are conducting raids at Jharkhand's Sahebganj and other places of Kerala to nab other culprits, he said.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 22:35 IST