Finally 4 dacoits out of 7 involved in the Corlim daylight robbery been arrested by the Goa police. Goa police managed to nab the culprits most efficiently within 1 and half months time. It was in the month of March, 7 masked men armed with choppers and dandas broke into the house in Corlim near old Goa and managed to decamp with cash and gold ornaments, all running into around Rs 8 lakh. What happened that day and how Goa Police managed to crack this case? Read the complete report here.
It was the month of March early morning when 7 masked men armed with weapons broke into the house of a real estate agent Keshavnath Naik at Corlim near Old Goa and decamped with the cash and gold ornaments worth Rs. 800,000/-. This news was published by the local daily ‘Navhind Times’ on 10th of March 2010 edition.
After the daylight dacoity police tried every possible investigation to trace the culprits but they reportedly did not leave any traces behind. The CCTV cameras were damaged by the culprits and they used the car of the complainant to escape from the scene. But there is a saying that crime never pays. After almost a month and a half later, Goa Police managed to get hold of 4 accused out of 7.
According to the news published by local daily Heraldo Old Goa police finally achieved the breakthrough in this case by catching the 4 persons involved into this daylight dacoity. The four arrested persons include two women Vijaya Patoli (40) from Girui-Satara, Pushpa Gadekar (52) from Parra while the two men, Siddharth Barse (27) from Ahmednagar and Dattatray Gawde (37) of Corlim. All four of them were arrested by the Old Goa police on Saturday and the search for remaining 4 is underway, said the sources. “We were chasing some leads related to the case and tracking their movements. They were finally arrested after our investigation team gathered evidence against them,” a senior officer said.
The complainant Keshavnath Naik had alleged that the armed burglars had threatened and restrained his family members before rummaging the house and taking away Rs 2 lakh in cash and jewelry and other items valued at approximately Rs 7.98 lakh.
The Old Goa police referring to the copy of the complaint had narrated that, the accused broke open the rear door to gain the entry into the house. “The accused had broken open the rear door to enter the house and had restrained the family members in the bedroom. Their hands and legs were tied and mouths gagged,” Old Goa police had said referring to the complaint copy.
According to the police before escaping from the scene the dacoits had damaged all the CCTV cameras installed inside as well as outside the house and used the complainant’s car to flee from the crime spot. The police had booked the accused under section 342 (wrong confinement), 395 (dacoity) and 427 (mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code.
It is not very far that remaining 3 will also be behind the bars very soon since police will use the weapon of the interrogation to spill out the details from the arrested culprits. We will keep you updated with this as it happens, meanwhile please do leave your comments on this issue.