Trio pose as cops to rob commuters, arrested

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Kolhapur: The local crime branch of the Kolhapur police arrested three people who posed as policemen and robbed commuters. They also seized gold jewelry worth Rs 23 lakh from the suspects. Earlier, in September, two robberies of similar pattern were reported in Kolhapur. The robbers had threatened to kill their victims using sharp weapons and stole their gold ornaments and cash.District superintendent of police Mahendra Pandit asked the crime branch to initiate an investigation on a war footing. The cops found robberies of similar patterns in other parts of the state.We have arrested three people involved in the crimes. The team carried out the raid based on a tip-off about the arrival of the robbers at Tawade Hotel Chowk. They have admitted to their involvement in 18 cases so far, Pandit said.The arrested suspects are Bagarali Ahmedali (34) from Parli in Beed district, Mujahidali Miskilali (34) from Bidar in Karnataka and Gulamali Fariddin Irani (40), also from Bidar district.We also published the following articles recentlyThree peddlers who posed as cops arrestedThree drug peddlers in Jaipur who posed as police personnel were arrested by the Crime Branch (CID-CB) of Rajasthan police. The accused were involved in illegal extortions and were living under a fake identity. Police seized over 1 kg of opium, valued at around Rs 8 lakh, from them. The arrests were made based on information received from an informant about the gangs activities.Cops arrest accused in 2 crore robberyThe primary accused in a robbery case involving Rs 2 crore has been arrested by the Neemrana police in Jaipur. Sandeep Jat, a notorious criminal, had been evading arrest for 7 months. He was identified as the main orchestrator of the robbery, which took place in February 2023. Jat and masked individuals armed with weapons forcibly entered a jewelry store and stole gold, silver items, and diamond jewelry. The police seized weapons during the arrest.

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