Maharashtra: Four armed dacoits arrested in Palghar

Four dacoits who looted goods worth Rs 17.2 lakh in Maharashtra's Palghar have now been arrested. Read more.

Press Trust of India September 27, 2022 18:46:06 IST
Maharashtra: Four armed dacoits arrested in Palghar

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Palghar: According to police, four people have been detained in connection with an armed dacoity case in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. According to senior inspector Pramod Badakh of the Virar police, the incident happened early on Sunday when the accused waylaid a trailer on the Vajreshwari-Shirsad road and stole goods worth Rs 17.2 lakh.

At least 27 tonnes of iron rods and 370 kg of metal wires were stolen from the vehicle, he said. The accused came in a car and waylaid the trailer. They pushed the driver in the back at gunpoint and stole the vehicle, the official said. The men later pushed out the driver on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, he said.

An offence under section 395 (dacoity) and other relevant provisions of the IPC and Arms Act was registered against Naushad Ahmed Mustaq Ahmed (24), Mohammad Sameer Mohammad Jamil Qureshi (21), Mehtab Alam Nasrat Ali (29) and Mohammad Danish Mohammad Vasif Khan (20).

Two firearms, cartridges and a car used in the crime were also seized from the accused, while stolen items worth more than Rs 42 lakh were recovered from the limits of Nizampura police station in Bhiwandi, it was stated.

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