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Man who stole diamonds lived as ‘sadhu’ at Kumbh

MUMBAI: More than a month and part after a diamond dealer vamoosed after dishonest 25 diamond traders of treasured stones value Rs 27 crore, he was once nabbed from Kalyan on Tuesday. The accused, Yatish Fichadia (31), had come to meet his partner, Raj Mansoori (30), whom he had come to assemble money from, said an reputable from Bandra Kurla Complex police station. Mansoori was once also arrested.

Since his disappearance on December 11, Fichadia had long gone hopping throughout various states. “The ultimate position he visited was once the Kumbh mela at Allahabad the place he had disguised himself through donning the robes of a sadhu to steer clear of being detected,” said a police officer.

Fichadia had donned various attires as he visited Rajasthan, Delhi, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa prior to taking a reverse go back and forth to Allahabad right through the Kumbh truthful.

Back house in Virar, Fichadia had made his spouse register a lacking person’s case soon after he went lacking. “This was once to present the affect that he were abducted with the diamonds,” said a police officer.

Fichadia, who was once a recognized name in the diamond dealer circles for seven years, had approached the 25 diamond traders and had introduced to get their treasured stones sold at a “profitable” price. The police officer said that the traders realised that they'd been taken for a ride simplest when Fichadia’s cellular phone was once switched off. He hadplanned the offence during the last three months with the assistance of his accomplices, including a attorney, said the officer. Their aide, Ketan Parmar, was once the primary to be arrested on December 25. Booty value Rs 20.7 crore was once recovered from Fichadia’s partner and his girlfriend.

Diamond trader Suresh Borda who has given diamonds value Rs 1.25 crore lodged a grievance on December 18. “Fichadia had met me on December 3 and informed me that a trader ‘Diamond Tank’ wanted an enormous amount of diamonds and had promised a good profit. As I know Fichadia and his uncle, I depended on him with the diamonds.”

Based on the grievance, additional commissioner of police Manoj Sharma together with a crew of deputy commissioner Anil Kumbhare, senior inspector Kalpana Gadekar, inspector Pradip Khanvilkar, assistant inspector Satish Borate, sub-inspector Ganesh Thodkar arrested Fichadia, the mastermind of the theft plan.

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