Officials of the Anti-chain snatching squad arrested three persons yesterday for their alleged involvement in various chain snatching cases in the city and recovered 315 grams of gold. 

They also arrested the goldsmith who used to buy the stolen chains from the trio.

The three accused were identified as Riyaz Faiyaz Irani (34), Imran Firoz Irani (24) both resident of Shrirampur in Ahmednagar, and Salim Murtuj Kanyal alias Kadar,  a resident of Salgar vasti in Solapur.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajendra Bhamre said, “Acting on a tip-off, a team of anti-chain snatching squad laid a trap and arrested the trio. They are suspected of being a part of 16 chain-snatchings in the city.”