Police to file charge sheet against four foreign nationals
The Crime Branch will file its charge sheet against four foreign nationals who were arrested for allegedly stealing diamonds worth Rs 6.6 crore from an exhibition at Goregaon in August.mumbai Updated: Oct 16, 2010 01:39 IST
The Crime Branch will file its charge sheet against four foreign nationals who were arrested for allegedly stealing diamonds worth Rs 6.6 crore from an exhibition at Goregaon in August.
Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime), said the charge sheet would be filed on Saturday against the quartet before a Sessions court.
“We have now got the DNA report that matched the DNA samples taken from the lone female member of the gang Guerrero Lugo Elvia Grissel. Eliva’s body tissue was found in the jacket in which the diamonds had been stitched to be couriered to Rome,” Roy said.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials intercepted the parcel at the airport following an alert about the heist on August 24.
The parcel had been booked as ‘clothing’ with DHL courier by Perez Hender Valmore, the fifth and absconding accused, to an address in Rome, Italy. On opening the parcel, the sleuths found multiple pairs of used clothing. On close scrutiny, 1,641 pieces of diamonds were found inside the pockets of a jacket. These diamonds were suspected to have been part of the 887.244 carats of diamonds that had been stolen from the stall of “Dalumi Hong Kong”, a Hong-kong-based firm at India International Jewellery Show.
The crime branch had arrested Grissel, Campos Molan Elias, Gonzalez Maldonado Mauricio – Mexicans, and Gutierez Orlando – a Venezuelan.
Following the discovery, biological samples were collected from the clothes and sent for forensic analysis (DNA profiling) to ascertain their users.
Roy said the result would be important evidence to link the arrested accused to the crime. He said the passports used by the four accused had been found to be genuine and issued by the concerned authority.
“They may have procured the passports using fake documents,” he added.
First Published: Oct 16, 2010 01:39 IST