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Rs 3.28 lakh cash stolen from postal bag in Thane

Cash worth Rs 3.28 lakh was allegedly stolen by an unidentified person from a postal bag in Maharashtra, police said on Monday.

Several bags containing the day’s cash collection from eight post office branches were brought to the city’s head post office on August 18, Thane Police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.

However, officials at the head post office got suspicious about one of the cash bags as it weighed lighter than the weight specified on it.

On opening the bag, they found paper pieces inside it, instead of the currency notes, Narkar said.

A senior postal official lodged a police complaint about Rs 3.28 lakh missing from the cash bag, she said.

The Thane Nagar police registered a case on Sunday evening under IPC section 379 (theft) and were probing the matter, she added.