September 27, 2016 4:35:49 am
Two persons have been arrested for allegedly stealing vehicles seized by the police from persons booked by the economic offences wing (EOW) in a financial fraud case.
The accused have been identified as Shubham Deepak Shinde (20), resident of Pimple Saudagar and Imran Anwar Siddiqui (28), resident of Mahim (West) in Mumbai.
The police have seized three four-wheelers worth Rs 68 lakh from the duo.
According to the police, EOW of Crime Branch had seized as many as 34 four-wheelers and nine two-wheelers following investigation into an alleged financial fraud case involving directors of private firms Sai Prasad Property Limited and Sai Prasad Fruits.
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The vehicles were sealed as per court orders and kept at a spot located in the jurisdiction of Yerwada police station.
On September 3, three four-wheelers were found to be missing from the spot. Accordingly, an offence of vehicle theft was lodged at the Yerwada police station.
During probe, following tip-off from police naik Atul Sathe, a crime branch team led by senior inspector Sitaram More laid a trap and arrested Shinde and Siddiqui near Ishanya Mall on Monday.
Police teams seized three stolen vehicles that the duo had kept in Sangvi area.
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