Police solve Chaubey Colony theft case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 May 2018 11:15:55


Staff Reporter

Central Crime Branch (CCB) claimed to have cracked the ten-day old Chaubey Colony theft case with arrest of six accused with stolen items worth crores of rupees on Friday. An industrialist, owner of Hira Group Jagdish Agrawal filed complaint at Saraswati Nagar Police Station that someone had stolen jewellery and cash worth crores on the intervening night of April 23 and 24. As the investigation set in motion, preliminary evidences were indicating that the theft was handy work of some inter-state gang. CCB teams start interrogating the suspects who had committed such crimes in the past. Officials also began analysing the footages of the CCTV cameras installed under Mission Secure City. Another team was engaged in collecting information about the servants were currently working at home and the servants who left the job. All leads were pointing towards one Lokesh, who was the prime suspect in the case.

Lokesh broke down when he was subjected to tough inquisition in police custody. He confessed with the officials that his friend Tinku Kumar Yadav, who had worked here in the past and four others, had planned and executed the theft. Tinku and four others had fled to Jharkhand with the stolen booty. CCB arrested another accused Gulshan and dispatched a team to Jharkhand, where they managed to arrest two other accused Manish and Ranjay from Giridih, Jharkhand and recovered 1.98 lakh cash. They were brought to Raipur on transit remand, but the main accused Tinku Yadav was still at large. But, a persistent CCB team finally arrested Tinku after raiding all the probable hideouts.

Tinku told the officials that he bought a motorbike for 2.60 lakh from stolen money and gave Rs 40,000 to his friend Sitaram Murti, who helped him escaping. Murti was also apprehended and seized the motorbike. The accused arrested by CCB include Giridih natives Tinku Kumar Yadav (25), Manish Kumar Yadav, and Ranjay Kumar Yadav (20), Bemetara resident Gulshan Kumar Sahu, Sitaram Murti of Boriyakhurd Raipur, and Lokesh Kerketta (19), a resident of Gumla district Jharkhand.