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Three held for looting businessmen across various Indian cities

The anti-robbery and dacoity squad of the Mumbai police arrested the trio who looted several businessmen in Hyderabad, Goa, Gujarat and Navi Mumbai over the last one year. The group would accost vehicles and then flee with the cash

The anti-robbery and dacoity squad of the Mumbai police arrested three people on Friday for looting several businessmen in Hyderabad, Goa, Gujarat and Navi Mumbai over the last one year. The group would accost vehicles and then flee with the cash.

According to police officials, the three accused have been identified as Adheshraj alias Raja Selvraj Nadar (36), Ramchandra alias David Ramya Tevar (40) and Peraiswami Nadar (25) while their fourth accomplice Arpitraj is still wanted. Assistant Commissioner of Police Praful Bhosale said, “All the four accused were wanted in several cases. We arrested them on Friday from Dharavi. They often changed their location to ensure that they weren’t traced by us.”

The main accused Adheshraj was also wanted in a case for kidnapping his own wife, added Bhosale. He said, “On July 10, the four robbed a businessman from Kandivli who imported and sold edible oil. Peraiswami bought oil from him on the pretext of studying his movements. After observing him for a while, he realised that every morning the businessman took huge cash from his office to the nearby bank. The quartet, then, hatched a plan to loot him. On July 10 at 9.30 am, they accosted him and fled away with R8.75 lakh,” added Bhosale. In October 2013, the four had also robbed a businessman from Mulund of Rs 30 lakh.

The accused have been handed over to Kandivli police and booked under Sections 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

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