Two Mumbai policemen steal diamonds worth Rs24 lakh from jeweller, arrested
Investigating officials found that the jeweler’s agent worked with the accused Mumbai policemenUpdated: Aug 04, 2017, 13:08 IST
Two Mumbai policemen — Chandrakant Gavare and Santosh Gavas — attached with a local arms division and two others were arrested for robbing a Borivli jeweler of diamonds worth Rs24 lakh on Wednesday. Investigating officials found that the jeweler’s agent worked with the accused policemen.
The incident took place at the jeweler’s Borivli office after he had just bought the diamonds from a Gujarat jeweler. After the sale, Gavare and Gavas landed at his office and started inquiring about his latest sale.
“They told the jeweler to accompany them to the police headquarters. They also seized the diamonds. Upon reaching Borivli, they asked the jeweler and his agent to get down to go make an urgent arrest in another case,” said an officer. They told the jeweler to come to the headquarter later. “We have arrested the cops along with a woman and another man who assisted them in the crime,” said Gunaji Sawant, senior inspector at Borivli.
Gavare and Gavas, however, kept the diamonds and told the complainant to show up at the headquarters in the evening. The policemen also asked him to bring documents pertaining to the sale. “We have arrested the cops along with a woman and another man who assisted them. They were booked on charges of dacoity,” said Gunaji Sawant, senior inspector at Borivli police station.
The other accused were identified as Sujata Gaurkar and Pranay Shah. Officials said Gaurkar is an accomplice of Raj, who is at large.