Sanpada bank heist: Two UP men who dug 30-foot-long tunnel, key accused yet to be arrested
So far, the police have arrested 11 people and recovered 5.5 kg gold, Rs12.19 lakh in cash, four vehicles and some foreign currency notesmumbai Updated: Dec 11, 2017 22:42 IST
Despite the police’s claim that they have solved the Sanpada bank heist and recovered 52% of the stolen goods, they are yet to arrest four culprits.
On November 11, a gang dug a 30-foot-long tunnel from a nearby shop and broke into 30 Bank of Baroda lockers, stealing valuables.
Key accused Deepak Mishra, a Nalasopara resident, is still on the run. Mishra and the mastermind, Hajid Ali Mirja Baig, 47, had brought the gang together.
Two labourers, who Mishra brought from Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai, are also missing. Their task was to dig the tunnel, said police. The two, who stayed at a flat in Ulwe, would dig a little more every evening.
“Another accused, who coordinated with the gang and arranged for transportation, is yet to be arrested. We recovered four vehicles used in the crime, one of which belongs to this man,” said an officer from Sanpada police station.
Suraj Padvi, senior inspector, Sanpada police station, said police hope to make arrests soon
So far, the police have arrested 11 people, including two women and recovered 5.5 kg gold, Rs12.19 lakh in cash, four vehicles and some foreign currency notes.