Police today claimed to have solved a dacoity case at an industrial unit in the district with the arrest of six persons allegedly involved in it.
On April 11, the gang gatecrashed into the Jash Industries unit at Acchad in Talasari of Thane district in the wee hours and looted copper and nickel bars worth about Rs 19.93 lakhs while threatening the company’s owner at knife point, DSP Rural, Rajesh Pradhan said.
The local police had then registered an offence under sections 395 (dacoity) and 397 (robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) of the IPC against the unknown persons.
The investigations were taken up by the local crime branch which, acting on a tip-off, tapped one Mohamad Umarshah Mohmad Shah (39), who had earlier been involved in such crime and had recently got out of jail after serving a term.
The arrest of Mohamad and his interrogation revealed that he had along with others carried out the dacoity.
Based on the information provided by Mohamad, police arrested five others – Vijay S Yadav (27 – from Shahad, Ulhasnagar), Arjun alias Raju Ranu Pawse (36), Ali alias Ahmad Hasan Mohamad Hasan Shah (32- from Kurla), Nizamuddin Asmohamad Khan (42 – from Mumbra) and Altaf Ahmaed Shamim Mohamad Khan (19 – from Valsad, Gujarat).
Stolen goods worth Rs. 2.52 lakhs were recovered from those arrested, police said, adding that efforts were on to seize the remaining booty and nab others involved in the crime.