Mumbai police returns stolen valuables worth Rs3.41 crore to citizensmumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2017 16:26 IST
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The Mumbai police returned stolen property worth Rs3.41 crore to complainants who lost their valuables in various theft and robbery cases in north Mumbai over the last few months.
The event was organised in the presence of Rajesh Pradhan, additional commissioner of police, north region and Vinay Rathod, deputy commissioner of police, zone XII in Goregaon (East), where the property was returned.
A total of 43 cases were reported at seven police stations including Vanrai, Aarey, Dindoshi, Kurar, Samta Nagar, Kasturba Marg and Dahisar in the zone XII, where the police teams have been able to crack the cases and recover the stolen valuables.
Out of the 43 cases, 16 involved chain snatchings and robberies, where women wearing gold chains and mangalsutra were targeted. Most of these women were senior citizens, said police.
In one case registered at Vanrai police station, diamonds worth Rs34 lakh and valuable stones worth Rs2.65 lakh were stolen from NESCO ground at an exhibition centre on July 31 this year. Two Chinese nationals, who had arrived in the city a day before the robbery, stole the diamond and the stone, replacing them with a fake one. The men were apprehended at the international airport on the same day, minutes before they were to board a flight to Japan.
In Samta Nagar, a servant was held for cheating his employer and stealing gold from him. The police recovered 6.28 kg of gold worth Rs1.83 crore, which was returned to the businessman.
In Borivli (East), in the jurisdiction of Kasturba Marg police station, 235 mobile phones worth Rs52.56 lakh were returned to the complainant from the shop where the phones were stolen from. The Kasturba Marg police had arrested a man from Jharkhand in connection with the burglary case, where he along with his four other accomplices, broke into the shop on the night of June 27. The accused drilled a hole in the rooftop and made way with the phones.