The prime accused in robbery of gold (worth Rs 3 crore) and Rs 30,000 cash at the unguarded Manappuram Finance Company’s Rama Mandi branch has been arrested by Odisha police. A team is set to visit the state on February 16, to bring the accused here. The city police have also procured production warrant of the accused.
The accused, Varinder Pal Singh, had robbed the cash and gold on August 29 last year. He was absconding since the crime, while his family, including father Surjit Singh, mother Paramjeet Kaur, and brother Sukhwinder Singh were arrested on September 3 last year.
The police had also seized a .32 bore revolver, three live cartridges, two Activa scooters, a bike, and recovered 820gm gold. On September 6, the cops seized 2.25kg gold from Kaur’s house in local Sainik Vihar. She was booked under criminal conspiracy and other charges.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP crime) Harjit Singh said a team has been formed in this regard after communication received about Varinder’s arrest from Odisha police. The accused reportedly had a transport business there.
In the FIR, company employee Naresh Kumar had stated that at 12.25pm on August 29, the robbers took them hostage and walked away with the gold.