Published On : Thu, May 8th, 2014

Alert Cops catch 3 burglars, seize booty worth Rs 2.76 lakh


Nagpur News: An alert Detection Branch Squad (DB-Squad) attached to Ambazari Police Station cracked series of house breaking cases and arrested three youths. Around 11 cases are said to be registered with Ambazari Police Station. Moreover, 2-3 cases of house breaking could have been registered with Pratap Nagar Police Station, too. The entire case got solved on May 7, 2014.

In a press conference organized at Ambazari Police Station, ACP Vasanth Aade and Senior Police Inspector PI Anil Katkade displayed the recovered booty and produced the arrested accused.


According to police, during routine patrolling, police caught hold of Rahul Chhotu Suryavanshi (22), a resident of Pandharabodi Slums. They brought him to the police station and carried out an intense interrogation. The accused could not withstand the grueling questioning and subsequently spilled the beans. Rahul confessed about 11 house breaking he had committed the help his other accomplices.  Police put the accused under arrest on April 27, 2014 and obtained his PCR till May 9, 2014.

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The accused Rahul Suryavanshi also revealed the names of his accomplices. They have been identified Roshan Subhash Singh (21) and Devanand Shravan Shirsat (21), both residents of Savitribai Fuley Nagar, Ajni.  Rahul Suryavanshi is said to be the mastermind of the burglaries.

The modus operandi of the accused, as revealed by the Police, was that these accused  would keep a watch of the houses which were found locked. They were so observant and clever in their watch and subsequent planning and execution that baffled the alert DB Squad, too.

The accused used to observe no activities by the house owners like no picking of newspapers for days together, no cleaning of front yard, no watering of plants etc. The minute observation would adequately point out the house is bereft of its owners. They then used to strike at night.

Apart from cash, gold and silver ornaments, the accused also laid their hands on silver coins and silver lamps kept near the worship place (Puja Stal) in the house.

The bounty stolen include cash of Rs 69,670/-, Gold ornaments worth Rs. 1.25 lakh, silver coins, lamps and other ornaments worth Rs. 60,000/-, 4 cell phones worth Rs 12,000/-, Old copper and brass coins worth Rs 5000/- and other valuables totaling Rs 2,76,670/-.

The burglars had allegedly sold some gold ornaments to a goldsmith named Gaurav having a jewellery shop Mahalaxmi Jewellers in Pardi. One of the accused Devandand Shravan Shirsat had hidden the silver vessels and ornaments in the loft of his house.

The Ambazari police have registered cases under sections 457, 454, 380, 34 of IPC against the accused and have got their PCR till May 9, 2014.

The investigation, recovery and other operations were undertaken by the DB Squad of Ambazari Police Station by PSI P S Sanap, Surendra Tiwari, Raju Manekar, Anil Patil, Chandrashekar Bharti, Asif Sheikh, Madhukar Mahajan, Aashish Devre, Ravindra Barai, Sanjay Uikey, Narendra Nandankar under the guidance of DCP Abhilash Kumar, ACP Vasanth Aade and PI Anil Katkade.