06 Dec 2023  |   06:38am IST

Delhiite nabbed in connection with theft of idols at Bicholim

Delhiite nabbed in connection with theft of idols at Bicholim

Team Herald

BICHOLIM: The Bicholim Police have arrested one Deep Kumar Srivastava, a Delhiite in connection with theft of idols of deities from Sashtiwada-Bordem, Bicholim. 

The Police said that the accused has also named two Bangladeshis as his accomplices and have launched a search operation to nab them. 

The incident took place between November 4 and 6, when the culprits gained entry into a bungalow by breaking open the rear door and stole idols of deities and cash worth Rs 20,000.

According to Bicholim Police, during the investigation, they found similarities with regards to theft reported at Bicholim and the one reported at Vasco.

They further said that Amir Shaikh was earlier arrested in connection with a theft case reported at Vasco. 

The police, while checking the details of Amir’s mobile phone and verifying his bank account, further accelerated the investigation. The police found that Deep Kumar Srivastava had deposited money in Amir’s account.

Under the guidance of Superintendent of Police Nidhin Valsan, DySP Sagar Ekoskar, PI Rahul Naik, a team of Sub-Inspectors Viraj Dhauskar, Vishal Parab and Prajal Velingkar were sent to Delhi in search of the accused. The team, with the help of local Delhi police, nabbed Deep Kumar Srivastava, after a three-day surveillance near the JNU main gate at South Delhi.

The accused confessed to his involvement in the theft case and named two other Bangladeshi nationals, who are involved in the case. 

He was produced before a court in Bicholim, which remanded him in police custody till December 10. 

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