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20-year-old arrested in Jahangirpuri for looting 10kg gold in Rishikesh

News Agencies | First published: 29 October 2016, 20:00 IST
20-year-old arrested in Jahangirpuri for looting 10kg gold in Rishikesh

A 20-year-old man involved in robbery of 10 kg gold from Uttarakhand's Rishikesh was arrested in Jahangirpuri, the police said on 29 October.

Naveen was arrested near Kushal Cinema Chowk, Jahangirpuri, last night and the police have seized Rs 4.5 lakh from him.

They said Naveen and his associates had conspired and looted Joginder, who works with a jewellery firm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, in Rishikesh on October 12 while the latter was on his way to deliver the yellow metal. One of Naveen's associates, Saurav, also used to work for the firm. On the day of the robbery, Saurav had informed the accused about Joginder's travel plan.

Another accused, Sumit, boarded the same bus as Joginder and had kept other associates informed about his whereabouts before looting him at Terry bus stand in Rishikesh, police said.

The accused fled after looting Joginder and sold the gold to a gold smith in Jahangirpuri.

"Based on their information, the Uttarakhand Police sought assistance from us. Finally, Naveen was arrested from near the chowk at around 9 PM yesterday," an official said.

--PTI

First published: 29 October 2016, 20:00 IST
 
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