The infamous Sanpada bank heist has been making news from quite some time. The police have made a significant development in the bank robbery case on Sunday, as they have held eighth accused from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
According to Suraj Padvi, who is the senior police inspector at Sanpada police station, “our teams were searching for the culprits in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and some other states in the country for the past several days. One team managed to arrest one of the key accused from Allahabad on Sunday. The team is now on its way to Mumbai.”
However, the names of the accused have yet not been disclosed by the police so far. Another police officer stated, “Once our team reaches Mumbai, we will take the person in our custody after producing him before the court. We will be able to say something about his identity and background only after that.”
While a goldsmith, who had allegedly bought some of the robbed jewellery from the perpetrators was held by the police. A day after that the police arrested the seventh accused on November 20 from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
As per Sudhakar Pathare, deputy commissioner of police (zone 1), stated that, “There are some major developments in the investigations. Our teams are still travelling at different places of the country searching for the other accused. We hope to arrest all other accused soon.”
According to the sources, the cops are interrogating some jewellers based in Nashik regarding their involvement in the bank heist. Although, no arrest has been made so far.
Around 30 lockers of Sanpada’s Bank of Baroda were ransacked by the burglars between November 10 and 12 through the 30-foot tunnel dug by them from a nearby shop. The police have estimated that valuables costing as much as Rs 3.19 crore were robbed.