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Man involved in 50 chain-snatchings held in Thane

Press Trust of India  |  Thane (Maha) 

The police has arrested a 40-year-old man allegedly involved in about 50 cases of chain-snatching in and the neighbouring and districts.

The man, identified as Pradeep Banerjee, was arrested by the on April 6, district rural superintendent of police said today.

The police seized from him some stolen gold jewellery and a scooter without the number plate, he said.

The police also arrested the accused's wife and another man for the sale and purchase of the stolen jewellery, he said.

Patil said during interrogation, the accused admitted to the police about his involvement in nearly 50 cases of chain-snatching in the three districts from January this year.

Banerjee was earlier arrested in a chain-snatching case registered at the station of city, and lodged in the Central Jail.

He was released on bail in January-end.

Immediately after coming out of the jail, the accused stole the scooter from a local court premises and again started snatching the gold chains of women, Patil said.

The accused was booked under relevant IPC sections, he added.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 10:00 IST