Two bur­glars held at Kopar Khairane

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

The first-ever fes­ti­val, Marathi-Tel­ugu Ma­hot­sav, kick-started on a colour­ful note with tra­di­tional dance per­formed at the in­au­gu­ral pro­gramme at Ur­ban Haat in Belapur on Wed­nes­day. The five-day event, or­gan­ised by Nazneen Event Man­age­ment, aims at pro­mot­ing har­mo­nious re­la­tion­ship among mi­grants from Maharashtra, Te­len­gana and Andhra Pradesh and so­ci­ety at large. The main ob­jec­tive is to bring to­gether mu­tual re­spect and har­mony through so­cial in­ter­ac­tions, sports, recre­ational and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties. 19, were roam­ing around near a gar­den at sec­tor 17 in the af­ter­noon.

A po­lice team which was pass­ing by called them and asked about their pro­fes­sion. How­ever, they were un­able to give co­her­ent replies.

The po­lice team then took them to the po­lice sta­tion for fur­ther ques­tion­ing.

Later they learnt that both of them were in­volved in sev­eral bur­glar­ies reg­is­tered in the past six months. They were then for­mally ar­rested.

“Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion the sus­pects con­fessed to sev­eral crimes. We have also re­cov­ered stolen gold jew­ellery worth Rs 2.40 lakh from their pos­ses­sion,” said Vikram Bon­sode, as­sis­tant po­lice in­spec­tor from Kopar Khairane po­lice sta­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the sources from the Navi Mum­bai crime b r a n ch , Ko p a r K h a i r a n e, Ra­bale and Vashi saw the max­i­mum num­ber of bur­glar­iesin the 2015.

Satish Gaik­ward, se­nior po­lice i nspec­tor of Kopar Khairane po­lice sta­tion said, “For re­duc­ing crimes like bur­glary and chain snatch­ing we have now de­cided to ex­tern the ha­bit­ual of­fend­ers from our area. Re­cently we have identi- fied four such crim­i­nals who have been in­volved in var­i­ous crimes. We have sent a pro­posal to the deputy com­mis­sioner’s of­fice to ex­tern them.”

“There are sev­eral in­stances, wherein the se­cu­rity guards of hous­ing so­ci­eties turned rob­bers,” an­other po­lice of­fi­cer said.

“T h e r e f o r e, it is not a healthy phe­nom­e­non to take such peo­ple for granted. We al­ways sug­gest peo­ple to take photo ids and ad­dress proofs of their se­cu­rity guards and do­mes­tic help and sub­mit them to the near­est po­lice sta­tion,” he added.


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