Navi Mumbai Man arrested for conducting fake raid to loot Rs 35 lakh

The police have arrested the leader of a gang that conducted a fake raid at the residence of a retired government official in Navi Mumbai.

Mumbai: The police have apprehended the ringleader of a criminal gang that executed a fake raid at the residence of a retired government official in Navi Mumbai. The gang, posing as Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials, brazenly looted cash and valuables amounting to ₹35 lakh approximately.

The incident occurred on July 21 of this year when six individuals, masquerading as ACB officials, forcibly entered the complainant’s home in Airoli. Under the guise of an official “search,” the gang departed with a substantial haul, which included cash and valuables valued at ₹34.85 lakh. Additionally, they purportedly issued threats to the complainant’s wife, who had previously served in the Public Works Department (PWD), warning of dire consequences if they resisted, the official disclosed.

In response to the victim’s complaint, the police promptly registered a case against the culprits for dacoity, criminal intimidation, impersonating a public servant, and cheating, in accordance with the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Rajendra Kamble, senior inspector of the Virar police station, revealed that Navi Mumbai police had already taken 11 individuals into custody in connection with the criminal act and were actively pursuing the mastermind, identified as Amit Varik, aged 35.

Recent intelligence led the Navi Mumbai police to Chandansar in Virar, where Mr. Varik was believed to be residing. In collaboration with the Virar police, they successfully arrested Amit Varik on October 22. Further investigation is underway.

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