Four people, including a jeweller, have been arrested for allegedly robbing ornaments worth Rs 44.87 lakh from a goldsmith in a train in Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.
Kundan Vaishnav (38), a jeweller, had boarded the Bhavnagar-Kakinada Express on September 29 at Vasai station when some persons snatched his jewellery bag and ran out of the stationary train, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Western Railway) Purushottam Karad said on Wednesday.
The victim later registered a case with the Vasai railway police, alleging that he was robbed of jewellery worth Rs 44.87 lakh in the train, he said.
Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed the four accused — Tousif Taukir Khan (23), jeweller Harish Devraj Rawal (35), Hussain Ilias Subanis (37) and Mohammad Rafique Yusuf Shaikh (32) — from different places in the last few days, he said.
A raid was conducted at Rawal’s jewellery shop in the neighbouring Mumbai city and the booty was recovered, he said.
The accused had tracked Vaishnav’s movements for 15 days before committing the robbery, Karad said, adding that a search was on for three more people involved in the crime.