Pune: The sleuths from the Local Crime Branch (LCB) of Pune rural have solved a robbery case within 48 hours and recovered 9.6 kg gold, while the complainant in the case had lodged an FIR for only one kg of the metal.
The cops also seized a car, four mobile phones and gold totally valued at Rs 3.7 crore.
Superintendent of Police (Pune Rural) Sandip Patil said, “The four accused are school dropouts. Two of them work in the jewellery business and have knowledge of gold smelting.”
According to police, a jewellery shop employee Appa Shriram Kadam of Kautholi in Sangli district alighted from a train at Daund on November 6. Four men forced him to sit in a car and took him to Bangarwadi. The robbers threatened with a sharp weapon and took away the gold biscuits. Based on a complaint by Kadam, an FIR was registered with Daund police station. A team led by LCB Police Inspector Ghanvat arrested the accused persons and recovered 9.6 kg gold.
“The complainant had stated that one kg of gold was robbed. However, during investigation, our team recovered 9.6 kg gold,” Patil said.
The district police chief has announced a reward of Rs 35,000 for the LCB team which included API Dattatray Gund, ASI Dayanand Liman, Head Constables Mahesh Gaikwad, Nilesh Kadam, Sachin Gaikwad, Moreshwar Inamdar, Raju Punekar, Mukund Ayachit, Police Naik Guru Gaikwad, Subhash Raut, Pravin More, Nitin Bhor and Constable Akshay Jawle.