Mumbai Crime: Gang of 4 cleans out actor's home

Cash and valuables worth Rs 5 lakh were stolen from Lovey Sasan’s Mira Road flat

Daily soap actress Lovey Sasan’s apartment was burgled yesterday and CCTV footage showed four burglars, suspected to be part of the infamous Chaddi Baniyan gang entering the building. Police said Rs 2.70 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 2.30 lakh were stolen.

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Actress Lovey Sasan shows her ransacked cupboard. Pic/Azim Tamboli
Actress Lovey Sasan shows her ransacked cupboard. Pic/Azim Tamboli

Sasan, who played the character Paridhi in daily soap ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ was not at her Mira Road flat when the incident occurred. She said she had left the house at around 10.30 pm on Wednesday to attend her aunt’s birthday celebration. At around 4.30 am, the building secretary called her and informed her about the burglary. When she reached her place over an hour later she found her lock was broken and her wardrobe was ransacked.

CCTV footage shows burglars entering the building}
CCTV footage shows burglars entering the building

“The CCTV footage of the society shows a gang of four people entering the society premises. They thrashed the watchman with an iron rod and then split into groups of two to enter the building.

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They latched the doors of all other apartments from outside and broke into two, where no one was present. It is clear that the gang had kept a watch on the society and knew who had left their houses,” Lovey said. The CCTV footage shows men clad in briefs and vests thrashing the guard and entering and exiting the building.

Additional SP Subhash Vauche said, “We have registered a case of robbery under Sections 394 (Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). The investigations are on and with the help of CCTV footage we are trying to locate the accused.”

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