Jewellery heist solved, goods worth Rs 1.68 cr recovered

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Mumbai, Jul 4 (UNI) The City police today solved a jewellery heist at a shop in chembur in north-east Mumbai on June 30, by arresting one of the accused and recovered goods worth Rs 1.68 crore from him.

The accused Babu Singh Rajput, a resident of Bajhala village in Rajasthan, was arrested from Kokri Village in New Mumbai today.

Speaking to reporters here today, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria said, ''On June 30, Surabhi jewellers was found open by a servant who informed Mr Subhash Chand Jain, the owner of the shop about it.'' ''When Mr Jain visited the shop, he found that it was looted and jewellery worth Rs 1.68 crore was missing,'' Mr Maria said.

Rajput was working in the shop for a few months, after which he had left the job and had befriended Narendra Singh Rajput, an associate in the crime.

''While working for the Jain's, Rajput had made duplicate keys of all the locks and on the night of June 29, he along with his associate, Narendra opened the locks and they were inside the shop till early morning, which was locked by another accomplice, who opened the shop after the duo had made small packets of all the jewellery,'' Mr Maria said.

After initial investigations, the crime branch sleuths of unit VI, zeroed on Rajput, who when arrested, confessed to his crime and the jewellery was recovered from his house.

The accused will be produced in a court tomorrow.

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