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Three arrested in Muthoot gold robbery case in Jaipur

February 1, 2018, 3:41 pm

muthoot gold robbery arrest

Three men were arrested in connection with muthoot gold robbery case.

Jaipur: Jaipur police have arrested three men in the case of robbery of 26 kg gold from Muthoot Finance in Mansarovar nearly a month ago. Two of the accused are residents of Bihar, while one hails from Uttar Pradesh. CCTV footages played an important role in the identification and arrest of the three robbers, police said. The police have not recovered the gold. The three accused have been identified as Subham alias Setu alias Sibbu Singh (21), Pankaj alias Bulla Yadav (25) and Vishal Kumar Yadav alias Vikki alias Rahman (27). Police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal said that the robbers had confessed to committing the crime. They were booked under section 394 and 120B of IPC. The robbers allegedly told the police that they conducted recee of many branches of Muthoot Finance before selecting the Mansarovar branch as their target. The three men bought bikes and took a room on rent in Tonk’s Niwai. The robbers had walked into the office of Muthoot Finance situated at Madhyam Marg on Rajat Path around 12.48 pm on July 21. There were four employers and two customers in the loan finance company office. The robbers asked them to stand in a corner and took the keys of the locker from the manager. When the manager, Satyanarayan Tosniwal, refused to hand over the keys, they thrashed him. The manager relented following which two robbers opened the locker and collected the gold. There was a total of 57 kg gold jewellery in the branch’s lockers. When the robbery was under progress, Toshniwal insisted that he wanted to go to the washroom as he was sick. He went into the washroom and sounded a security alarm. The robbers had stuffed nearly 26.7 kg gold into a bag, but they had to leave the god and run away due to the alarm. Related stories: Rs 9 crore gold robbery in Mansarovar: Muthoot Finance office robbed at gun points Muthoot gold robbery: Breakthrough likely soon as police stumbles upon clues

First published: August 23, 2017