Guj man robbed of Rs 10 lakh at gunpoint

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Thane, Dec 13: A Gujarat-based man was allegedly robbed of Rs 10 lakhs by six unidentified men at gunpoint here, police said today.

The victim, Mohammad Jaffar, from Marole in Valsad, had come to Dahagaon in Sahapur taluka of Thane district on December 9 for purchasing a land. However, when he reached the place with the money, six locals robbed Rs 10 lakh from him at gun-point near Katgaon village.

They also hit him with a hard object before fleeing with the money, Thane district rural police said. The victim lodged a complaint with Sahapur police last evening, following which the police registered offences under section 395 (dacoity) of IPC and sections 3 and 25 of the Arms Act. A search has been launched to nab the culprits, police said.

PTI

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