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Culprits who robbed six shops arrested

Friday, October 12, 2018
By Tariq Khan

Six shops were robbed in one night in Bhandup on Thursday to the tune of Rs 20 lakhs and in some quick action the Bhandup police has arrested all the six accused within 48 hours. The three accused arrested on the second day of the incident are now in judicial custody while the three arrested accused in Gamdevi area last night are remanded to police custody till October 12.

Assistant Police Inspector, Mahesh Kale, said the three accused Nilesh Vikaram Gavad (34), Ganesh Praveen Gavad (32) and Sachin Karan Gavad (37) have been arrested by the Bhandup police on the morning of October 5. The other three accused Sachin Prahlad Gawai (32), Raju Jagdev Ingle (38) and Chandrakant Jagannath Devratna (39) were arrested yesterday night from Gamdevi area.

According to the police the robbers used gas cutters and two cylinders to break down the walls of the shops at Bhattipada near Shiv Shankar Co-Operative Society. Six shops, including a clinic, a wholesale garment shop, a shop selling puja items and two grocery shops were looted. Computers, laptops and printers used for making data entry of goods and printing documents were also stolen. CCTV camera equipment was also stolen from the doctor’s clinic.

Gajanan Kamat, a complainant in this case, said: "The robbers have broken down the entire walls of our shops, raising questions on the police patrolling in the area at night. The robbers have almost emptied the premises." Arvind Jain,another complainant said, “There are no CCTV cameras installed at the shops. A CCTV camera installed at the doctor's clinic has been stolen.”

The cases have been registered under Sections 454, 457 and 380 etc. One more section which has been added in this case is 395 (Punishment for dacoity) of the Indian Penal Code.

Ramesh Khade, senior police inspector, said,“The six accused have been arrested. There are no CCTV footages of the incident. It is a professional robbery and investigation is on.

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