Two burglars held at Kopar Khairane
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.