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39-year-old man arrested in Mumbai for robbing utensils

Police say the accused, who is from Uttar Pradesh, frequently came to Mumbai in search of employment and when he failed to find work, committed robbery and fled back to UP

mumbai Updated: May 07, 2018 00:41 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
Hindustan Times
Police said the accused had robbed the utensils in the hope of selling them for money.
Police said the accused had robbed the utensils in the hope of selling them for money.(HT FILE)

The Dadar police have arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly robbing steel utensils from a metals shop in Dadar (West).

The accused has been identified as Rakesh Ramchandra Chavan, a resident of Indira Nagar slums in Sion Koliwada. Chavan is a native of Uttar Pradesh and frequently comes to Mumbai in search of employment.

Assistant police inspector Shamsher Tadvi and police sub-inspector Kalyani Kasode were patrolling the area on Thursday along with their staff, when they received information about Chavan roaming around in the area. “Getting suspicious, they caught hold of him and on investigation found that he is wanted in a case of theft registered in Dadar,” said an official.

The police recovered steel utensils worth Rs11,600 that Chavan allegedly robbed from Bhavesh Metals, a shop located in Dadar (West) last month. “The accused was produced in court on Friday and will be in police custody till May 7,” said Divakar Shelke, senior police inspector, Dadar police station.

Chavan had also been booked in a case registered in LT Marg police station in 2011 and was wanted in the case. “During investigation we found that usually he stays in his native village in Uttar Pradesh and he comes to Mumbai in search of employment. If he does not get daily wage work, he commits robbery and flees back to his village. He had robbed the utensils to get money out of them. He was using some of the utensils in his house. We are investigating whether he is involved in any other case of theft registered in our jurisdiction or any other area in Mumbai,” said Shamsher Tadvi, assistant police inspector, Dadar police station.

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