Thieves throw chilli powder in man's eye, flee with Rs 27 lakh

Sep 18, 2012, 08:03 IST | A Correspondent

Four motorcycle-borne thieves robbed Sanjay More (40), an employee of Radient Cash Management Company, of Rs 26.65 lakh yesterday afternoon.

More was on his way to ING Vysya Bank on Fergusson College (FC) Road to deposit the money on behalf of his company’s client Kuwad Sons and Brothers.

The incident occurred after the thieves intercepted More near Dengale Bridge opposite Shramik Bhavan. The thieves partially blinded More by throwing chilli powder into his eyes and fled away with the cash. “Sanjay was coming from Ganesh Peth and was on his way to Ferguson College Road. He crossed Dengale Bridge and took left for FC Road via PMC bus depot.

Red alert: Cops investigating the case inspect the crime scene

The area from the bridge to the bus depot is always deserted. Thieves utilised the opportunity to rob Sanjay. Four unidentified miscreants approached Sanjay on two bikes near the bridge, which is exactly opposite Shramik Bhavan.

They first rammed their motorcycles into him and knocked Sanjay off his feet. Then one of them threw chilli powder into Sanjay’s eyes and made away with the cash,” Senior PI of Shivajinagar police station Pandharinath Patil said. “More was unable to tell the direction in which the four thieves fled, as the under construction Ganesh pandals in the area obstructed his view.

Inquiry is going on.” A few passers-by informed the control room about the incident following which officials from Shivjainagar police station were alerted. “Sanjay was sent for medical examination and a some amount of chilli powder is yet to removed from his eyes,” Patil said yesterday. 

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