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Thane: Rural police arrest 4, foil dacoity bid

THANE: The Thane rural police arrested 4 men and foiled a dacoity bid. The arrested accused were inquisitive about a chain of house break-ins and more than a few robberies within the Mira-Bhayender belt. Stolen booty price Rs 6.39 lakh.

The police said that the gang was principally lively within the Mumbai area and two of them are Malvani citizens and history-sheeters.

Dr Shivaji Rathod, superintendent of police, Thane rural police, said that on Thursday they were given a tip-off that the gang contributors would goal a jeweller from Indralok to Kanakia Road house. A trap was then laid at around 11.50pm on Thursday after which the gang was noticed and arrested.

The accused, Mohammed Yusuf Yakib Shaikh, Rajkumar aka Rajan Gupta, Tipu Noor Ahmed Sheikh and Muktar Qureshi were arrested, one Chhotu managed to escape, added Rathod.

The police seized iron rods, country-made revolver, iron rods, screw drivers, iron rods, chilli powder and nylon ropes.

They confessed to the police that they centered cellular retail outlets by using gas cutters to chop the shutters or grilles of retail outlets.

Our team has seized 54 mobile phones price Rs three.39 lakh and six laptops price Rs three lakh at the side of gas cylinder bottles.

The police said that they are learning their criminal antecedents and accordingly will slap the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA).

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