Rs 2.45 crore looted in Rajkot

  • | Saturday | 19th June, 2021

Rs 2.45 crore gold jewellry was what a jweller from Rajkot lost in one of the biggest heistsThe jewellery was stolen from his car parked in the busy Chhani jakatnaka area on Friday.

Rs 2.45 crore gold jewellry was what a jweller from Rajkot lost in one of the biggest heists. The jewellery was stolen from his car parked in the busy Chhani jakatnaka area on Friday.

An offense registered regarding the incident states that the jeweller Vipul Rasiklal Dhakan had arrived in Vadodara on Wednesday afternoon along with his salesman Jalpesh Lathigara and driver Praful Dangar. They had brought jewellery weighing approximately 5.75kg with them in two bags.

They then went to a shop in Alkapuri and sold ornaments weighing approximately 800 gm to 850 gm there and checked into a hotel in the same area later.

On Thursday, they went to different shops in Alkapuri and sold gold jewellery weighing 61grams there. They were left with ornaments weighing around five kg and returned to their hotel.

On Friday morning, they left the hotel and were to leave for Rajkot. According to Dhakan, the driver suggested that they eat ‘ganthia’ at an eatery at Chhani jakatnaka and they decided to snack before leaving for Rajkot. They kept the bags in the boot of their car.

After snacks, they went to a shop near-by to eat ‘pan masala’. Here, they were told that their boot was open. When they reached the car, they found the bags missing.

Others in the area told them that two persons had taken away the bags. It came to light that the accused had broken the glass of the car and opened the boot with the lever near the driver’s seat. Reports suggest that the accused had come to the place on a motorcycle and sped away after taking the bags.

While the incident took place at around 11.30 am, the complainant did not approach the police immediately. Dhakan discussed the matter with his brothers first and one of them informed the police.

Dhakan has a firm by the name of V Rasiklal in Rajkot. He procures jewellery manufactured by artisans and then sells to various ornaments stores. His brothers Hitesh and Hiren are also in the same business and operate a firm by the name of H Rasiklal.

Fatehgunj police gathered details of the incident and asked the complainant to narrate whatever had happened after his arrival to the city on Wednesday. All this was verified and an offence was registered on Friday night in the city in recent times.

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