Thane, Apr 30 UNI | 3 months ago

With the arrest of three people, including a truck driver, the city police today claimed to have solved the case of theft of electronic and other materials costing Rs 52 lakh belonging to the Future Group, the major with the brand name Big Bazaar.

Addressing a news conference here, City additional commissioner of police Dr Ravindra Shighal said that on March 25, a consignment of Jeans, clothes, air conditioners and other electronic equipment were handed over to Sri Mayuresh Transporters, by the Future Supply Chain Solutions at Bhiwandi to be delivered to Nagpur.

The container loaded with the materials worth Rs 52 lakh left Bhiwandi and that same night the owner of the transport company, Milind Wadke, got a call from the truck driver, Lalbahadur Maya Singh, saying that the police had detained the truck near Shahapur.

The owner of the transport company rushed to Shahapur and found that the empty truck was abandoned on the street and the goods in it were stolen.

Then, he lodged a complaint with the Thane Rural Police under Section 406 of Indian Penal Code.

Acting on the complaint, police formed teams to crack the case and arrested the truck driver, who had a fake driving licence issued from Faridabad.

Police recovered stolen goods worth Rs 47 lakh from the arrested accused, he said.

Police suspect that some more persons may also be involved in the crime and also those arrested might have also stolen goods at some other places in the similar manner.

The two other arrested accused were identified as Shivaprasad Rajnath Tiwari (40), of Rajnoli in Bhiwandi and Aswal Wahab (41) of Mumbra town.

(Posted on 30-04-2014)