Published On : Fri, Mar 15th, 2019

2 robbers involved in Bank of Maharashtra heist at Karad nabbed from bus in city

Rs 6 lakh of looted money seized from accused hailing from Bihar

Nagpur: In a major breakthrough, Crime Branch Unit 3 of city police nabbed two accused involved in Rs 32 lakh heist in Bank of Maharashtra branch Karad in Satara district on March 11, 2019. Both the nabbed accused, travelling a private bus, hailed from Bihar. Cops have recovered over Rs 6 lakh out of the robbery amount.

The arrested accused have been identified as Shravankumar Brijnandan Prasad Yadav (24) and Abhishek Kumar Ranjit Singh (20), both natives of Danapur, district Patna, Bihar.

Addressing a press conference, the DCP (Detection) Nilesh Bharne said that on March 11, 2019, a gang of five armed robbers entered Bank of Maharashtra branch at Shenoli, Tehsil Karad, district Satara and scared the Branch Manager Amol Govardhan Shinde and another person by firing in the air. At the point of revolver, the five robbers locked the Branch Manager and other person in the strong room of the bank. Later, gang of five looted cash Rs 23.20 lakh and 390.76 grammes of gold ornaments collectively worth Rs 32.26 lakh in the daylight heist.

After registering a case, the police in State mounted a hunt to nab the robbers. The sleuths of Nagpur Crime Branch Unit 3 received secret information that some of the accused robbers were coming to Nagpur from Solapur in a private bus. Acting on the tip off, DCP Nilesh Bharne formed squads and laid a trap at all entry points of Nagpur around 4 am. The squads checked all buses entering the city. The painstaking efforts bore fruit when the Crime Branch squad at Khapri Naka on Wardha Road stopped bus (MH-38/F 8019) of Khurana Travels and checked the bus. The cops spotted the two accused and frisked them. Cops seized Rs 6 lakh out of the robbery amount from their possession and cracked the daylight loot at the Bank of Maharashtra branch in Karad. Both the accused Shravankumar Brijnandan Prasad Yadav and Abhishek Kumar Ranjit Singh hailed from Bihar and could be members of inter-state gang. Karad police have been informed about the catch.

The successful task was performed by PI Narendra Hiwre, APIs Dnyaneshwar Bhedodkar, Gorakh Kumbhar, API Chandrakant Mali (Karad), PSIs Nitesh Dorlikar, Hemant Thorat, ASIs Shrinivas Mishra, Rajkumar Deshmukh, Rajesndra Baghel, Rajendra Sengar, constables Suresh Hinganekar, Anil Dubey, Vithhal Nasre, NPCs Ravi Barai, Amit Patre, Atul Davande, Shyam Kadu, sepoys Rahul Ingole, Sandeep Mavalkar, Sheikh Firoze, Sheikh Sharif under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushankumar Upadhyay, Joint CP Ravindra Kadam, DCP (Detection) Nilesh Bharne, and ACP Sudhir Nandanwar.