Robbers accost man at station, loot Rs 10 lakh
Three men looted cash worth Rs 10 lakh from a 25-year-old employee of a private firm at the busy Mahalaxmi railway station on Monday afternoon.mumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2010 02:27 IST
Three men looted cash worth Rs 10 lakh from a 25-year-old employee of a private firm at the busy Mahalaxmi railway station on Monday afternoon.
The Agripada police said the victim, Ganesh Jadhav, was carrying the money to deposit it in the bank. The Bhandup resident was walking on the station’s foot overbridge when three men allegedly accosted him.
A scared Jadhav turned around when the trio caught hold of his collar and dragged him to a corner.
Jadhav, who has been working with the firm for two months, tried to resist. One of the men, who the police said was in his twenties, allegedly pulled out a revolver from his pocket and held it to Jadhav’s temple. Jadhav told the police he later realised the weapon was fake.
Jadhav told the police that the men threatened to shoot him and demanded the bag that had the money.
“Even before Jadhav could resist, the men snatched the bag from his hands and fled,” police sub-inspector, S Kondal, said.
Jadhav, who was in a state of shock, approached the police. The police have registered a case of robbery and are looking for the accused.
“It is possible that this is an insider’s job because the accused knew exactly when Jadhav would be crossing the overbridge with the huge amount and were waiting for him there,” said a police officer requesting anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.
“We are also questioning Jadhav to find out why did he not raise an alarm in such a crowded area.”
The officer said Jadhav told the police that after they fled he realised that they were pointing a fake revolver at him and that he did not shout for help because he was scared.