Acting quickly on their toes, the Maharashtra police have managed to nab five suspects who lay siege to a Pimparkhed branch of the Bank of Maharashtra in Shirur taluka on October 21. As per the report, in a successful attempt, the robbers fled with Rs 2.8 crore from the bank. In the course of the arrests, police recovered property worth Rs 2.2 crore which includes Rs 18 lakh cash and 7.3 kg gold ornaments.
According to the police team investigating the case, the robbery bid was planned to execute on October 20, but the idea was dropped due to the gram sabha meeting. Following this, the armed men had barged into the bank and robbed valuables worth Rs 2.8 crore. The suspects used a sedan car to escape with the loot.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra police formed 10 teams of local police and crime branch to nab the accused. Police analysed CCTV footage till Ahmednagar MIDC to track the car. The cops’ team investigating the case laid a trap and nabbed the accused.
The arrestees include kingpin Dollar alias Pravin Ovhal of Khed, Ankur Pabale of Junnar, Dhondiba Jadhav, Adinath Pathare both of Parner in Ahmednagar district, and Vikas Gunjal of Shirur taluka. According to the police they are yet to recover the firearms and two cars used by the suspects during the robbery bid.
The report further suggests that the suspects had hidden the gold ornaments in a sugarcane farm at Nighoj.