The complainant had said that he was carrying only one kilogram of gold but police officials said he had underreported the weight of the stolen gold.
Days after armed men robbed a man transporting gold, the Local Crime Branch of Pune Rural police has solved the case. While the victim had told the police that he was robbed of one kg gold, a whopping 9.6 kg of stolen gold was recovered from the accused.
The incident had taken place in Daund on November 6. According to the police, one of the suspects, also in jewellery business, had the cellphone number of the victim. The accused zeroed in on the victim after seeing a WhatsApp message that he was leaving his native place in Sangli on train with gold.
The police said that Appa Shriram Kadam of Sangli district, a jewellery shop employee, and his colleague got down at Daund station in Pune around 5.45 am on November 6. While passing by the ticket counter, four men forced them to sit in a car and drove to a village via the Pune-Solapur Highway. They threatened the duo with sharp weapons and took away the gold they were carrying.
Based on Kadam’s complaint, an FIR was registered at the Daund police station.
The Crime Branch on Sunday arrested Ganesh Pawar (27), Abhijit Chavan (23), Mohsin Mulani (25) and Prathmesh Bhambure (26) and recovered from them gold biscuits and bars weighing 9.6 kg. The complainant had said that he was carrying only one kilogram of gold but police officials said he had underreported the weight of the stolen gold. The investigating team also recovered a car and cellphones taking the total value of seized objects to Rs 3.7 crore.
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