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'Zaveri Bazaar thief stole to spend on bar girls'

mumbai Updated: Dec 15, 2010 01:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Police officers from LT Marg, investigating the theft of jewellery worth Rs 5 crore from a Zaveri Bazaar jeweller last week, suspect the thief Paresh Rawal, 26, did it to be able to splurge on a bar girl.

The LT Marg police have detained a bar girl from Thane to find out about Rawal's whereabouts. According to the police, Rawal was acquainted with four bar girls in the city, but was very close to the girl from Thane.

The police suspect Rawal, whose phone has been switched off since the theft, will definitely contact Rekha.

After the heist, the police traced Rawal's home where he stayed with his cousin in Navi Mumbai.

Police found that he knew nothing about Rawal's whereabouts.

The police then got in touch with Rawal's uncle who informed the police that Rawal was in touch with four bar girls and was close to one.

"If Rawal contacts Rekha, we can trace his location and nab Rawal," said a police officer from LT Marg police station on condition of anonymity, as he is not authorized to speak to the media.

"We are trying to locate Rawal and we have made two teams, one to search for Rawal in Maharashtra, while the other will try to hunt him in Rajastan," said Shrikant Desai, police inspector of LT Marg Police station.

On Thursday, the police registered a case of theft against Rawal who had been working with Devikripa Jewellers in Zaveri Bazaar for the past 10 months.

Rawal, who was assigned the job of transporting gold from Delhi to Mumbai, left for Delhi on December 5 and returned the next day with 23 kg of gold.

He then went to the jewellery store to meet his employer Nathlal Gandhi.

When Gandhi asked to Rawal to wait for some time and returned after a while, Rawal had disappeared.

Gandhi then registered a complaint of theft with the LT Marg police.