Three members of a gang, which
robbed gold ornaments worth Rs 50.7 lakh from a 44-year-old
man, were arrested from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh by the Navi
Mumbai Police, an official said Friday.
The incident took place Monday night at Kalamboli on
the Sion-Panvel highway, when the victim, Santosh Murkumbi -
hailing from Karnataka - was waiting for a bus, he said.
Murkambi was robbed by four unidentified persons who
came in a car, the official said.
The robbers stopped their car in front of Murkambi and
started beating him. The quartet then fled the spot after
looting gold ornaments worth Rs 50.7 lakh from him, he said.
Murkambi alerted the police about the incident and
gave the car's registration number, which he had managed to
note down, the official said.
While tracing the car, the police got an information
that the vehicle was heading towards Rewa in Madhya Pradesh,
The complainant had also provided description of the
accused which helped the police to trace them since they were
history-sheeters, he said.
A police team went to the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
(LTT) station from where some of the gang members had boarded
the Kashi Express, he said.
On realising that policemen were hot on their heels,
they got down at Igatpuri, about 150km from Mumbai, and got
into a passenger train heading towards Itarasi in Madhya
Pradesh, he said.
The Navi Mumbai Police then informed the Railway
Protection Force and with their help they nabbed two accused
when they got down at the Jabalpur railway station, he said.
During their search, the police recovered at least
1,984 gram of gold ornaments, he said.
Upon their interrogation, the police traced and
arrested the car's driver, the official said.
As of now, role of five persons in the robbery has
come to light and a hunt is on for the remaining accused, he
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