Nagpur: Nandanvan police have cracked the Rs 2 lakh road robbery by arresting three offenders involved in the crime after painstaking efforts. Cops have also detained three juvenile boys for their role in the road robbery.
According to police, the complainant, on June 9, 2016, was carrying cash of over Rs 2 lakh in a black coloured rexin bag for depositing it at Wardhaman Risha Gas Agency in Nandanvan area recently. He was riding a Hero Honda Splendour Motorcycle (MH-31/CF 9944). Midway, two persons, riding a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle, came from behind and pushed the complainant’s motorcycle forcefully. As a result he lost balance and fell down. Taking advantage of the situation, the two goons attacked him with a weapon, snatched the bag containing the cash and fled away. Cops at that time had registered an offence against unidentified persons and launched an in-depth probe into the looting.
As a first step in the direction solving the crime, Nandanvan police scanned the records of whereabouts of criminals in the past 15-20 days with the help of informants. The efforts bore fruits as on June 9, the cops received a major clue on the role of a suspect. Acting swiftly, cops zeroed in on the accused Sagar Dnyaneshwar Vaidya (22), resident of Vathoda, Saibaba Nagar.
After a sustained questioning, the accused Sagar Vaidya spilled the beans and confessed his and five accomplices’ role in the road robbery. Based on the confession, cops arrested two other accused Suraj Namdeo Bagmare (27) and Rahul Sanjay Kothade (19). The other three accused turned out to be juvenile boys and were detained. With the arrests, cops recovered two motorcycles and Rs 29,000 of the looted cash from their possession.
Further investigation is in progress. The arrests were made by Senior Police Inspector Sunil Mahadik, PI Ganesh Thakre, PSI Mahendra Singh Thakur, condtables Mangesh Jumade, Manoj Ghode, Prashant Pawar, Bajrang Junghare, Rakesh Shirke under the guidance of DCP Zone 4 and ACP Sakkardara.