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Two wanted in Gujarat robbery case arrested in Mumbai

The accused wanted to sell the booty in Mumbai so they came to Khar on Saturday night and were waiting for their friends

mumbai Updated: May 21, 2018 23:46 IST
Gujarat robbery,Khar,Nalasopara

Two persons, who were wanted in a robbery case in Gujarat, were arrested from Khar on Sunday.

Two pistols, 12 live rounds and stolen goods worth ₹15 lakh were seized from them.

Dharmendra Singh alias DK Singh, 24, had shot a real estate contractor in Nalasopara in 2014 while Rajendra Pandey, 26, has cases against him in MIDC and Rabale police stations.

Singh is a resident of Nalasopara while Pandey lives in Kurla.

The accused wanted to sell the booty in Mumbai so they came to Khar on Saturday night and were waiting for their friends.

After a tip-off, police inspector Mahesh Desai with his team laid a trap and arrested them in Khar.

The police found two pistols, 12 live rounds, ₹2.1 lakh in cash and 400gm gold ornaments worth ₹15 lakh, said an officer of Mumbai crime branch, unit 9.

The two confessed that they had barged into a businessman’s house in Gujarat and threatened the family at gun-point in April. They robbed gold ornaments and ₹4 lakh cash.

“A robbery case was registered against the two in Botad police station, around 90 km from Bhavnagar area in Gujarat,” said the officer.

In 2014, Singh along with his aide Amir Khan shot real estate contractor in Nalasopara. Khan and Singh were arrested in the murder case but after a year Singh was granted bail a year later while Khan is still in judicial custody.

Singh and Pandey have been remanded in police custody till May 24.

First Published: May 21, 2018 23:46 IST