Man nabbed from West Bengal for robbing jewellery shop in Karol Bagh
NEW DELHI: A man who had decamped with jewellery worth Rs 1.25 crore after sedating his fellow workers at a jewellery shop in Karol Bagh has been arrested by Crime Branch of Delhi Police.
On the pretext of his daughter's birthday, Surajit Manna, a resident of Howrah in West Bengal, had offered sedative-laced sweets to 13 of his co-workers on the intervening night of November 4 and 5.
After the workers fell unconscious, Manna and his accomplice decamped with 1.65 kg of jewellery.
"After consuming the sweets and liquor, the men fell unconscious. Taking advantage of the situation, Manna and his accomplice Pintu, stole the gold jewellery, moulds with jewellery and other items and fled the workshop," said Joint CP Crime, Alok Kumar.
The incident was reported to cops by Kaushik Goswami, the owner of the jewellery workshop. Detailed analysis of various inputs bore fruit for cops and the accused was traced to Diamond Harbour suburb of Kolkata.
On November 11, a team soon moved to West Bengal and arrested Manna from the house of his known associate. All of the stolen gold jewellery, along with other articles such as gold nugget and a jewellery mould were recovered from the spot.