MAN HELD FOR STEALING CASH FROM TEMPLE
THANE: A man was arrested and his son sent to a remand home for allegedly stealing cash from a donation box of a temple in Kopari area, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place on Tuesday when the accused man, an egg-seller in Diva in the district, and his 14-year-old son had come to Kopari, Thane police PRO Gajanan Kadbule said.
They entered the temple there and stole cash from the donation box, he said. When they tried to escape, the people in the temple caught and handed them over to the police, the officer said.
The police recovered currency notes worth Rs5,000 and coins worth about Rs2,000 from them, he said. While the man has been placed under arrest, his minor son has been sent to Bhiwandi remand home, he added.
A case under section 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the IPC has been registered and investigation is on, police said. The man was produced in a court on Wednesday which remanded him in judicial custody till February 10.