In the recent development of 2016 robbery case of Navi Mumbai, police detained 2 more accused. The duo is held under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) as they allegedly used force to enter the premises and robbed 23 kg gold and Rs 9 Lakh cash.
Police nabbed Punnuswami Nadar (41) and Muttukumar Nadar (36) on receiving a tip-off, for being an alleged accomplice in Rs 6 crore robbery case. The incident happened last year on August 5 in Seawoods Navi Mumbai. Of the 6 robbers, Arputraj Nadar (38), who is an alleged mastermind of the robbery, was also arrested after 2 weeks.
Robbers involved in the case allegedly destroyed the CCTV recording machines to destroy the evidence and broke computers.
Until now, the police have been successful in recovering about Rs 45 lakh worth of gold jewelry.
Joint commissioner of Navi Mumbai, Prashant Burde, said, “Since all the accused were not arrested, the probe was on with full swing and the arrests were made one after the other.” He also stated that three arrests have already been made in the case.
The police have booked them under section 395, 397, and 120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). They have also booked the accused under sections 3 and 25 of the Indian Arms Act and slapped with MCOCA as well.