Nearly three days after the robbery at the Punjab National Bank branch at Gohana in Sonipat district, police arrested three of the alleged robbers. As per the police, they have recovered nearly 39 kg of jewellery and some cash around Rs 60,000 from them.
As per the police also the kingpin of the robbery, Mahipal who reportedly committed suicide, owned the house from where the thet dug the 84-foot-long tunnel to the bank's locker room.
The robbers have been identified as a pathology lab technician (Surender), a property dealer (Satish) and two farmers (Balraj and Rajesh).
As per police it took them over two months to plan for the robbery and took nearly 40 days of digging which helped them to break open nearly 90 lockers in the bank. The manager of the bank said that the robbers were successful in breaking 90 of the 360 lockers at the strong room.
Three of the four robbers have been arrested and are from the neighbouring Kathwal village. Search to nab the fourth suspect, Rajesh is on and more raids are being conducted by the police to arrest others allegedly involved in the robbery.
"Surender runs a pathology lab in Khanpur village, Rajesh works as a property dealer, while Satish and Balraj are farmers," Sonipat SP Arun Nehra told The Indian Express.
"Mahipal was found dead in his car on the Panipat-Gohana highway. A passerby informed the police control room. He committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. Mahipal was the mastermind of the case. He gave the idea to these four men, who executed the task. He was also a co-accused in the case on charges of criminal conspiracy," SP Arun Nehra further added.