Nagpur: The CCTV footage helped cops nab two members of an inter-state gang involved in stealing valuables from parked cars. The gang used to recce bank customers withdrawing cash and target the cars for burgling the money.
The DCP Zone 4 Nilesh Bharne, while talking to media persons, said the gang members came to city from other states and committed crimes in city. Cops have seized Rs 2.50 lakh cash, a two-wheeler, a car and arms from the possession of two arrested accused. The accused have been identified as Sanjaysingh alias Buddhu alias Nandkishoresingh Karwal (32), native of Rajgarh, District Mirzapur (UP) and Jani alias Anand Armukh Pandey (24), native of Shahdol, MP.
Both the accused would keep a close watch on customers withdrawing huge cash from banks. As the customers left the bank, the accused used to trail them. At the opportune time, the accused would target the vehicles of customers, open utility boxes and lift cash, other valuables.
In the instant case, a resident of Kalamna, Bhimrao Gulabrao Gadbail (56) withdrew Rs 1.30 lakh from Bank of Baroda Branch, Ishwar Nagar, Nandanvan on August 30, 2018 and kept the cash in utility box of his two-wheeler. While returning home, the burglars opened the utility box between Bank of Baroda Branch and Ishwar Nagar Square by diverting Bhimrao’s attention and decamped with the cash. A case was registered with Nandanvan police and probe started.
During probe, cops scanned CCTV footage and zeroed in on the two gang members who were seen lifting the cash and flling the spot on a Pulsar bike. The accused used to stay in Abhishek Lodge at Temple Bazaar Road, Sitabuldi. Cops raided the lodge and seized several valuables purchased from stolen money, Pulsar bike, a Honda City car (MH-29/L 0333) valued at Rs 2.20 lakh, arms and other tools.
The task was achieved by Senior PI Vinayak Chavan, PI Mukund Salunke (Crime), API P D Ghadge, PSI Hemant Thorat, under the guidance of DCP mNilesh Bharne and ACP Kapgate.