Six persons were arrested after police thwarted a gang’s plan to loot diamond and gold traders in suburban Matunga here, a senior official said.
The gang members identified as Santosh Anand Hayal (21), Nepal Badal Manna (34), Sumeet Yadav (34) Rajan Nakul Das(23), Pradeep Natme (24) and Pratapsingh Dilipsingh Manchanda (58) were arrested, the official said.
The gang was charting out their robbery plan in a taxi near Maheshwari circle in the area when a patrol team of Matunga police noticed them following which they started running from the spot.
After a chase, cops managed to nab the six accused while hunt is on for three others.
During investigation, it was revealed that the gang was planning to loot diamond and gold traders in the area.
They had chalked out a plan to loot around Rs. 8 crore, police said.
They arrested have been booked under IPC sections 399 (planning to make dacoity), 400 (punishment for belonging to gang of dacoits) and 402 (assembling for purpose of committing dacoity), he added.