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Fifth arrest made in ₹24L diamond theft in Mumbai

According to the police, the man is the accomplice of the prime accused Raj, who was the agent of the jeweller from Gujarat.

mumbai Updated: Aug 07, 2017 00:18 IST
Megha Sood
The police said fake raids were conducted to make easy money
The police said fake raids were conducted to make easy money(HT)

A man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the Rs24 lakh diamond theft. This is the fifth arrest made by the Borivli police in the case, which includes two policemen.

According to the police, the man is the accomplice of the prime accused Raj, who was the agent of the jeweller from Gujarat. The Borivli police said that Raj and the journalist used to look out for jewellers who wanted to sell diamonds. They would plan to rob the jeweller with the help of the cops and a woman who would pose as the customer.

“We checked the credential of the man, who claims to be a journalist and found that he did not work for any newspaper or media,” said Vikram Deshmane, deputy commissioner of police (zone XI).

The investigating officer also said that it was this accused who introduced Raj to the local arms policemen. “The arrested accused are not co-operating with investigations and repeating that this was the only case they have been involved,” said Gunaji Sawant, senior police inspector of Borivli police station but added they were probing if in the past they committed any crime.

The police said fake raids were conducted to make easy money. Gavare and Gavas used to conduct fake raids when the accused were in the process of striking a deal and the jeweller would then be taken into custody with the duo claiming to take him to a police station.