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Domestic help, aide steal gold worth ₹2 crore from Mumbai jeweller, held

Mumbai city news: The accused told the jewellers that his co-passnegers drugged him and stole the bag containing gold at Kandivli

mumbai Updated: Jun 27, 2017 00:53 IST
Manish K Pathak
Manish K Pathak
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,gold theft,domestic help
Bot the accused were arrested from Kandivli on June 22. They had come to sell the stolen gold. (Representational photo)

The Samta Nagar police recently arrested a domestic help and his accomplice for stealing more than 7kg of gold worth Rs2.24 crore. The police recovered 6.3kg of gold. The gold belonged to a businessman from south Mumbai.

Manoharsingh Jodha, 37, and his accomplice Narayan Rathod, 42, are from Rajasthan. They were produced in the court on June 22 and remanded to police custody till June 30.

Jodha came to Mumbai a few years ago and had been working at a jewellery shop in south Mumbai for the past three years. Last month, the jeweller sent Jodha to Hyderabad to bring gold and he returned to Mumbai on May 30. Jodha told the jeweller that his co-passengers drugged him and stole the bag containing gold at Kandivli .The jeweller field a complaint at Kalbadevi police station.

After the complaint was lodged, Jodha stopped coming to work and fled Mumbai. The case was laster transferred to Samta Nagar police station.

Three police teams were formed to look for the accused. One team went to Hyderabad, another to Rajasthan and the third one stayed in Mumbai, said deputy commissioner of police (zone 12) Vinay Rathod. Initially, the accused had fled to their home town in Rajasthan, but fled before the police could arrest them.The two were arrested in Mumbai when they had come to sell the gold.

“Acting on a tip-off, Jodha and Rathod were arrested on June 22 in Kandivli. During interrogation, Jodha told he gave the gold to Rathod to hide it. Nearly 80% of the gold has been recovered. Probe has been initiated to find out if the two are involved in similar crimes,” Rathod said.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 00:52 IST