Police crack year-old temple theft with arrest of Pujari men
Express News Service Tags : temple theft case, mumbai Posted: Thu Sep 02 2010, 00:03 hrs Mumbai:
The arrest of two Ravi Pujari gang members helped the police crack a year-old theft at a Jain temple in Kashimira area. The police arrested Deepak Bhajanlal alias Thakur and Vicky Deval on a tip off that they were preparing to commit a dacoity in Jogeshwari. But they were in for a surprise when the accused confessed to have stolen statues and artifacts from the temple a year ago with three others.
Police claimed most of the loot, including three statues and five religious artifacts, has been recovered and further investigation is on to recover the rest.
Additional Commissioner of Police (West Region) Amitabh Gupta said, “On Tuesday, our special squad received a tip off on Ravi Pujari gang members planning to carry out a dacoity in the Jogeshwari Vikhroli link road area. Based on the information, we laid a trap and arrested two men while three others managed to escape.” The police recovered a country made revolver, two live rounds and a sword from the duo.