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No leads in Worli wedding theft

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 28, 2010
First Published: 01:55 IST(28/12/2010) | Last Updated: 01:55 IST(28/12/2010)

The Worli police investigating the theft of jewellery and valuables worth Rs. 25 lakh from a wedding in Blue Sea Banquets on Worli sea face, are currently struggling for any leads in the case. The incident took place on December 21.

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Investigating officer P Sonawane said: “Since there were no CCTV cameras there, we do not have any footage of the accused. We have questioned the support staff at the hotel along with the relatives. However, we have failed to get any leads in the case.”

The Worli police are also probing if the gang of children suspected to be behind a spate of theft at weddings in the western suburbs is involved in this case as well.

Bharat Gaikwad, senior inspector, Worli police station, said, “We have not been able to arrest the accused in this case. Investigations are on."

The police earlier suspected that the caterers, waiters and servants might have been involved in the incident. “We have been interrogating them for the past few days without any success,” said Sonawane.

The theft took place at the wedding of Anil Kamath and Devika Gogate. After the ceremony, the families went out of the marriage hall for dinner.

Mother of the bride, Rohini Gogate, 54, left her purse containing jewellery worth over Rs. 24 lakh with a relative. Gogate found the purse missing when she returned to the hall.

After searching for the purse for some time, the family approached the Worli police where a case of theft was registered.


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