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Police arrest thief who posed as fake CBI officer

mumbai Updated: May 28, 2012 01:32 IST
Kiran Sonawane

The Dombivli police have arrested a person who fled from a jeweller’s shop after stealing ornaments worth approximately Rs1.5 lakh. The accused, Prashant Raghunath Manjire, 47, is a resident of Garodia Nagar, Ghatkopar.

On May 17, Manjire came up to businessman Prakash Jain and introduced himself as deputy commissioner of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Mumbai. He befriended Jain and told him that his daughter’s marriage was on May 24, hence he wanted to purchase some jewellery for his son-in-law. He asked Jain to come with him and introduce him to a reliable jeweller so that he will get good quality gold and also a discount.

Jain accompanied him to Rajesh Jewellers in Dombivli (West). He selected two gold chains, and taking them, told Jain and the jeweller to wait while he went outside and brought the money. He never returned. The jeweller and Jain then lodged a complaint at Vishnunagar Police Station, Dombivli.

Police scanned the CCTV footage in the shop and kept track of the accused’s cellphone and arrested him from Kandivli. Police also recovered the two gold chains.