Two held for 2014 Gurgaon Jain Temple robbery: Police

Gurgaon, Jan 19 (IANS) Two people involved in a 2014 Gurgaon Jain Temple robbery have been arrested, police said here on Tuesday, adding there were seven people, including two Bangladeshi nationals, involved in the incident.

Forty six idols and other valuables, amounting to over Rs. one crore were stolen in the early hours of December 30, 2014.

The two arrested persons have been identified as Sagar Chaudhary alias Jahangir alias Ghagini Bangali and Sainphul, both from Nadia, West Bengal, said Gurgaon Commissioner of Police Navdeep Singh Virk.

They were arrested from Ghaziabad and 25 idols and cash were recovered from them.

“Additional chief of Kherki Daula police station Dinesh Kumar and his team on Monday arrested two men involved in the crime,” he told media.

Tinu alias Sonu and Rahul Khan from Bangladesh are among seven people involved in the Jain Temple robbery here near Shikohpur on Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai National Highway-8, Virk added.

Police had announced a Rs. one lakh reward for people providing information about the robbers.

Mohammad Irshad Ali, a scrap dealer from Ghaziabad, who had purchased a few of the idols and valuables, was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police. He is also being interrogated by Gurgaon police after getting him on transit remand, the official said.

All the seven accused had done a recce of the area as rag-pickers for three days before the robbery. They used a car, sharp weapons to break the wall of the temple and were in contact with each other through mobile phones.

Virk said after the robbery the criminals first visited Faridabad.

All three accused, including the scrap dealer, are on police remand till January 24.

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