Nagpur: In a major success, the sleuths of Crime Branch (Rural) arrested a gang of five robbers who attacked a Hindustan Unilever (HU) distributor with sharp weapons and looted Rs 8.50 lakh from him in Umred on Monday, October 14. The incident occurred when victim Nikesh Mahesh Tolani (29), had gone to deposit the money in a bank.
Among the arrested is a former HU driver Kaseem alias Pappu Ahmadkha Pathan (25), a resident of Gittikhadan, who masterminded the robbery.
Other four arrested accused have been identified as Sumit Prabhakar Somkuwar (23), a resident of Ambadi village, in Sausar Tehsil in Chhindwara district (MP), Sayyed Yasin alias Chini Sayyed Kaleem (19), a resident of Yadav Nagar, Kalamna Road, Mangesh Santosh Kharpuriya (21) and Mangesh alias Guddu Birju Padoliya (23), both residents of Katol.
According to police, Kaseem used to work as a driver with Kalmeshwar based Hindustan Unilever Company. Kaseem would transport Tolani’s stock to Umred. During the same, he found that Tolani was depositing hefty amounts in a bank on daily basis. He hatched a conspiracy to rob him and subsequently roped in other accused.
On October 14 at 11.30 am, Tolani came to the bank on a moped with two bags containing Rs 8,53,000. When he was walking towards the bank, two of the accused came from behind and caught him. Later, the third accused came to the spot and tried to snatch the bags. When Tolani resisted, they attacked him with sharp weapons and stabbed him in abdomen and head. After grabbing the bags, the accused fled the town on Pulsar 220 motorcycle, added police sources.