Police recover cash, gold ornaments worth Rs 9,00,000 stolen besides also attach a rented car used in the crime
ANJUNA: Anjuna police arrested a gang of four Georgian nationals presently staying at Arpora involved in a house break and fleeing with gold and cash worth Rs 11,60,000 at Bamanwado-Siolim. The accused who are in their late 30's and mid-40's were arrested within five hours of the crime being reported at Anjuna Police Station.
Police informed that the accused Konstantine Chkhaidze, Iura Pirveli, Lasha Gurchiani and Irakli Tamliani were in possession of valid passports and the visa validity of the all the accused was up to May 2, 2019.
The police recovered the cash and stolen gold ornaments worth Rs 9,00,000 and attached a rented i10 car, 7 mobiles, two sim cards, hydrolic cutter, electric grinder, screw drivers, pliers, axo blades, pick axe, hammer, cutters and several other house breaking equipments.
The complainant, Maria Fernandes whose gold and cash was stolen by breaking opening the locker of her steel cupboard lodged a complaint on Wednesday afternoon. The crime had occurred on March 11 between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm when some unknown persons broke open the rear door and committed the theft.
A case has been registered under Section 454, 457 and 380 Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Anjuna PI, Navlesh Dessai informed that soon after the complaint was lodged the entire police team acted swiftly and intercepted the maroon colour i10 vehicle bearing registration no. GA-03-W-3016 along with the four foreign nationals.
Further investigation is in progress under the guidance of Anjuna PI and more recovery is expected to be done. Police are also exploring the possible link of the gang in other crimes within the jurisdiction.
Owner booked for failing to fill form-C
The Anjuna police have booked the owner of the building the accused were residing for not submitting Form-C of foreigners. An offence has been registered under sections 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 against him. The Anjuna PI, Navlesh Dessai informed that an FIR has been registered against the owner for not complying with the guidelines of the Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) at Panaji. “He has not filled a single C-form, The owner of that building was booked late on Thursday night and will be arrested,” said Dessai.