Stolen idols recovered, two arrested in Thane

With the arrest of two persons, the Thane police has claimed to have solved a theft case involving idols and golden ornaments worth around Rs 3.17 lakhs.

Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, DCP Kalyan Zone Sanjay Jadhav told newsmen that it was between January 10 and 11, 2016 the thieves had broken into a house of one Vishal Patil in Bail Bazar of Kalyan and decamped with the booty.

The goods stolen included silver idols of deities of lord Ganesh, Bhavani Mata, Mahalaxmi, Annapurna, Bal Krishna, Dattatreya besides golden ornaments and cash totalling Rs 3.17 lakhs.

The police carried out a probe and finally nabbed the duo--Raiz Niazali Mohamad Shaikh, 26 and Jitu Rtajesh Kadam, 20--and recovered stolen goods worth Rs 1.55 lakhs from them.

CCTV footage installed in the premises helped the police trace the accused. Local police had registered a case under section 454, 457 and 380 of the IPC against them.

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