PUNE: Officials from various units of the Crime Branch of Pune city police swung into action and recovered all stolen cash and ornaments, totally worth Rs 34.5 lakh, which were stolen from a businessman’s house in Bopodi about a week ago.
Two persons including the domestic help of the businessman have been arrested while the search is on for the arrest of three others. The businessman, Ashish Bhawarlal Jain (39), of Bopodi had lodged an FIR with Khadki police on November 11.
According to the police, the Jain family had gone for a pilgrimage to Bhimashankar on November 10. Their domestic help Keshar Prem Sahi (23) with the help of his friend Krishna Vikrabahadur Shah (35), also a Nepal national, and three others decamped with the booty which included Rs 17.5 lakh cash.
DCP (Crime) Shirish Sardeshpande said that the family did not have proper details of Sahi which created some obstacles in the initial investigation. The agency which had sent him to Jain’s house also did not have much details.
Several teams under the supervision of Crime Branch ACP Sameer Shaikh were formed which searched for the accused persons in different cities including Mumbai. After information was received that the accused were fleeing to Nepal, ACP Shaikh along with his team reached Delhi by flight.
Meanwhile, a team of cyber crime cell which was camping in Delhi for other case was also asked to keep a track of the accused persons. Finally, the two accused persons were nabbed while they were travelling by bus near Hapur in Uttar Pradesh.
Police Inspector Murlidhar Karpe of crime branch unit 3 said that Sahi is in the police custody till November 27 while Shah has been remanded to magisterial custody.
DCP Sardeshpande appealed to the people to get the police verification of their domestic help and watchmen done, so that it is known whom they are employing.