Thane crime: Ulhasnagar businessman robbed of Rs 48,000

Jun 22, 2017, 17:15 IST | Faisal Tandel

Although the crime was captured on CCTV, both the accused had their faces covered

CCTV footage of the crime

The Ulhasnagar police have registered a case against two unidentified people for barging into the factory of a 55-year-old businessman and robbing him of a gold chain worth R48,000. Cops are trying to trace the accused based on the CCTV footage from within the factory.

The complainant, Kalyan resident Mahadev Sitaram Somani, owns a manufacturing unit near Amar Dye Chemicals in Shahad, which produces potato wafers.

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A source from Ulhasnagar police station said, "In his complaint, Somani stated that the two accused,  their faces covered by a kerchief -- entered his factory premises on Tuesday and began threatening and assaulting him. He said one of the accused was brandishing a pistol. Then, suddenly, an accused threw chilli powder in his eyes and snatched the four tola gold chain around his neck. By the time Somani had recovered enough to see, the duo had fled."

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The entire incident was captured on a CCTV installed inside the factory. "We are trying to trace the accused with the help of the CCTV footage," said assistant police inspector PP Jagdev of Ulhasnagar police station.

A case has been registered under Sections 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and 34 (acts done by several people in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

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