Four arrested for theft at Jain temple

Pune (Maharashtra), January 19, 2013: The Chinchwad police on Saturday arrested four men, all from Nepal, for theft at a Jain temple in Chinchwadgaon. The police have recovered Rs 35,000 and an ornament. Two of their accomplices are, however, still at large.

Addressing a news conference Shahaji Umap, deputy commissioner of police, Zone III, said the thieves entered the temple in Chinchwadgaon from the roof and stole Rs around Rs 67,000 on January 18. The trustees of the temple lodged a police complaint under sections 379, 34 of Indian Penal Code.

“We received a tip off that a Nepali citizen was on a spending spree. The police nabbed him after scrutinizing the CCTV camera footage,” he said.

“During interrogation, he confessed that he along with other five accomplices stole the cash. The four have been identified as Mukesh Lalbahadur Sahi (23), from old Chinchwadgaon octroi post but originally a resident of Dullu, Dadimadi, taluka, district Dailekh, Nepal; Ganesh Chandan Shah (22), Gavhanevasti Bhosari – originally from Narayanpur, taluka Hungachla, district Achham, Nepal; Rakesh Padma Khatri (30), a resident of Narayanpur, taluka Hungachla, district Achham, Nepal and Ramesh Rupanand Joshi (40), plot no 222, Sector no 10, Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA), Bhosari but originally from Ghodasen, Dhakari, taluka Mangalsen, district Achham, Nepal,” he added.

A team from Chinchwad police station investigated the case and arrested the accused.

Umap has sanctioned a cash prize of Rs 10,000 for the investigating team. – News Courtesy: Times of India

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