Nagpur: The Nandanvan police have recovered gold and other valuables worth Rs 3.52 lakh from the possession of four burglars, who were arrested while they were travelling in an auto-rickshaw bought from stolen money.
Police sources said that two of the accused, Eknath Kohle (26) and Firoz Ansaari alias Raja (22), have several offences registered against them and were at large since last many months. They had stolen vehicles from Nandanvan, Hudkeshwar, Lakadganj and Mouda village. The role of other two accused, Sarwar Ali (47) and Neha Ansaari (22), in the crimes is yet to be established.
Cops were on their toes following three house break-in cases in one night at Nandanvan and two previous incidents. On May 12, they intercepted an autorickshaw in the which the accused were travelling near Beedgaon Nageshwar. Cops searched the vehicle and found a television set wrapped in a black cloth.
When cops inquired about it, the quartet couldn’t give any explanation. They were all rounded up and brought to police station where they confessed that the television was stolen from Vyankatesh Nagar and also informed that the autorickshaw was bought from stolen money, said cops. All of them were arrested and produced before court which remanded them to police custody.
During interrogation, cops recovered 32 gram gold valuables, 80 gram silver valuables, three LCD televisions, two cameras, one home theatre, one gas cylinder, one mixer grinder, three two-wheelers, one brand new Honda Activa, and other material.