Three women in burkha steal jewellery in Thane
The District Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has directed an insurance company and owner of a tanker to pay around Rs56,000 compensation to Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) for damaging a bus in an accident in 2007.
MACT member RS Patil (Bhosle) in a recent order directed the respondents — owner of the vehicle and the insurance firm to make the payment along with interest to MSRTC.
The state-run transporter in its claim told the tribunal that one of its buses, belonging to Nashik depot, was hit by the tanker in April 2007 due to which it incurred losses and hence, should be compensated.
The mishap took place on the Mumbai-Agra Highway in Igatpuri taluka when the tanker, being driven rashly, hit the bus. The bus was badly damaged and grounded for several days.
Claimant’s petition stated the ST bus was earning Rs748 a day and after the accident it could not ply for eight days. They demanded a sum of nearly Rs61,000 for money incurred on repair work and loss of business.
The case was decided exparte as respondent, owner of the tanker, Shri Carriers, did not appear to contest the case. “All documents (relating to repairs) are maintained by government corporation during regular course of business. The applicant has proved that the bus sustained damage of Rs55,673,” the tribunal observed.
Three women have been charged with stealing jewellery worth Rs2 lakh from a shop at Mumbra on Thursday. The police are trying to identify and trace the accused.
The three women are suspected to be in their thirties and are residents of Mumbra.
According to sources, the incident occurred between 5pm and 5.30pm on Thursday at Sapna Jewels shop in Sai Krupa Apartments, Amrutnagar.
The three accused were wearing burqas and while two of them started talking to the shop’s employees, the third woman approached the cash counter and picked up a pair of gold earrings weighing 10 tolas and slipped it in her purse.
A police officer from Mumbra police said, “After the woman kept the jewellery in her purse, she gestured the other two and they left the shop.” When the shop owner Mukesh Jain, 42, came to know that the earrings were missing, he suspected his employees.
“After checking the CCTV footage, Jain came to know that the three burkha-clad women had stolen the jewellery,” added the officer. The police are going through the CCTV cameras to trace the accused. They have been charged under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.