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Rs 50.7 lakh gold robbery case solved with arrest of 3 in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Three members of a gang, which robbed gold ornaments worth Rs 50.7 lakh from a 44-year-old man, were arrested from in by the Navi Police, an said Friday.

The incident took place Monday night at Kalamboli on the Sion-Panvel highway, when the victim, - hailing from - was waiting for a bus, he said.

Murkambi was robbed by four unidentified persons who came in a car, said.

The robbers stopped their car in front of Murkambi and started beating him. The quartet then fled the spot after looting gold ornaments worth Rs 50.7 lakh from him, he said.

Murkambi alerted the police about the incident and gave the car's registration number, which he had managed to note down, said.

While tracing the car, the police got an information that the vehicle was heading towards Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, he said.

The complainant had also provided description of the accused which helped the police to trace them since they were history-sheeters, he said.

A police team went to the (LTT) station from where some of the gang members had boarded the Kashi Express, he said.

On realising that policemen were hot on their heels, they got down at Igatpuri, about 150km from Mumbai, and got into a passenger train heading towards Itarasi in Madhya Pradesh, he said.

The Navi Police then informed the Railway Protection Force and with their help they nabbed two accused when they got down at the railway station, he said.

During their search, the police recovered at least 1,984 gram of gold ornaments, he said.

Upon their interrogation, the police traced and arrested the car's driver, said.

As of now, role of five persons in the robbery has come to light and a hunt is on for the remaining accused, he said.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 23:45 IST