Nagpur: Acting swiftly on the leads, Crime Branch cracked the Rs 12 lakh theft at a finance company by arresting three persons including a courier boy of the company within 24 hours of the crime. In fact, the courier boy has emerged as the brain behind the sensational theft. Cops have recovered a sum of Rs 10.19 lakh from the possession of the three arrested accused. The burglary had taken place at the office of HDB Finance Ltd, situated at first floor of “Girish Heights” building near LIC Square, on Sunday night. The cops were suspecting an inside hand in the theft from the beginning.
The three accused burglars have been identified as Sanjay Agulwar (22), Sachin Ramchandra Sarnagat (25), both residents of Parvati Nagar, and Rohit Dudhe, the courier boy of the company and the mastermind behind the theft. According to information, Rohit was standing guard outside the office of the finance company while his accomplices Sanjay and Sachin entered the premises on the first floor and laid their hands on Rs 12.34 lakh by breaking open the cash box. The accused duo had reportedly tried to smash an almirah on the second floor of the office but failed and thus saved the company’s another Rs 25 lakh.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday morning, the Acting Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ranjankumar Sharma said that the three accused were arrested on the basis of CCTV footage. The team of police who arrested the three accused include Police Inspector Ravindra Patil, API Dnyaneshwar Bhedodkar, constables Shatrughna Kadu, Badal Mandhre, and other personnel.
It is pertinent to recall, the HDB Finance Company is in money lending business since years. The installments of loans are being accepted at the office and Sunday being the last day of the month, the office was open till around 11.45 pm. That night, Rs 12,34,320 were kept in the cash box. Later, when the office was closed, the three accused planned the heist. The finance company office has a sliding window towards the main road. A board of a private company is adjacent to the window and the two accused Sanjay Agulwar and Sachin Sarnagat could have entered the office through the sliding window by standing on the board of the private company. Once inside, the duo laid their hands on the cash and vanished from the scene.