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4 months on, no leads in Santacruz cases

mumbai Updated: Nov 15, 2011 01:32 IST
HT Correspondent

Even four months after two-bike borne men snatched bags of two women in Santacruz (West), the police have still not been able to trace the accused.

The incident took place on June 29 when the victims —Poornima Mehta and Sujata —were travelling in autorickshaws. Finding the right opportunity, the accused had snatched their bags and fled from the spot. The women lost cash and valuables collectively worth Rs80,000.

The police said that in such cases, leads are possible only when someone has either noted the registration number of the vehicle or identified the accused. Both did not happen in this

case, said the police.

“We checked with our informants if they had any information on the accused. But, we could not get any leads,” said a police officer from Santacruz police station on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

Though the police said that they are still looking for the accused, they do not have any leads against them.

“The men might have come from another area. In most such cases, a person arrested by any other police station is involved in the cases,” said Madhukar Chaudhari, senior police inspector of Santacruz police station.