Thane Police nabs five people for committing Vajreshwari Temple dacoity

Thane Police claimed that they have recovered ₹2.83 lakh out of the ₹7.10 lakh stolen from the temple, which is situated in Bhiwandi taluka, about 75 km away from Mumbai

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On May 21, Tuesday, Thane Police claimed to have cracked the dacoity committed in the famous Vajreshwari Temple in Thane district on May 10. The police stated that they had nabbed five people from different villages who are accused of conducting the dacoity.

Meanwhile, Thane Police claimed that they have recovered ₹2.83 lakh out of the ₹7.10 lakh stolen from the temple, which is situated in Bhiwandi taluka, about 75 km away from Mumbai. 


What Happened?

A gang of six dacoits, armed with swords, had allegedly looted ₹7 lakh cash from the temple in the wee hours of May 10. The dacoits had committed the crime by tying up the sole security guard outside the temple.

Thane Superintendent of Police Shivaji Rathod told reporters that the accused were arrested from the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and from villages in Jawhar and Shahapur talukas. Six teams were formed in order to nab the criminals.

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The arrested men are identified as Govind Gimbal, 35, Vineet Surji Chimda, 19, Bharat Wagh, 22, Jagdish Navtare, 26 and his brother Pravin Navtare, 22, the SP said, adding that Gimbal and absconding accused Ramesh Gadge are the masterminds of the crime.

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