2 weeks on, no head­way in `6-cr Nerul rob­bery

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

It has been al­most two weeks since a gang of six peo­ple looted a fi­nance com­pany of cash and gold worth Rs 6 crore in Nerul. The city po­lice have not been able to ar­rest any­one so far.

Sus­pect­ing it to be an in­side job, the po­lice in­ter­ro­gated some em­ploy­ees of the com­pany for the next few days of the in­ci­dent. The of­fi­cers are un­able to gather con­crete ev­i­dence against them.

Dilip Sawant, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) said, “We are ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent an­gles but we can’t dis­close any­thing at this mo­ment as that might ham­per our in­ves­ti­ga­tions.”

Two days af­ter the rob­bery, the po­lice found the white Swift D’zire car aban­doned in Kalam­boli. It was learnt that the car was stolen from Wadala in Fe­bru­ary. Even as the culprits used fake car reg­is­tra­tion num­ber, the po­lice traced its orig­i­nal owner through its en­gine num­ber.

“We found the mon­key caps and an empty con­tainer of the bun­dles of the notes in the car,” said Dhan­raj Dayama, as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner of po­lice.

The culprits looted the com­pany of 23kg gold and Rs9 lakh cash on Au­gust 6.

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