Surat: Four persons, including three women,
have been arrested from Mumbai and Vadodara in connection with
the Rs 6.25 crore jewellery loot case in Kosamba taluka here,
police said today.
Those arrested have been identified as Asho kumar Jain,
who is engaged in jewellery business, and Salma Sheikh (both
residents of Mumbai, Parvinbibi Pathan and Pinki Pathan (both
residents of Vadodara), they added.
Over 20 masked and armed persons entered the K M Choksi
Pvt Ltd jewellery store in Tarsadi village and looted over 30
kg gold ornaments, worth about Rs six crore, and Rs 25 lakh in
cash on October 16.
The loot was masterminded by one Salim Mandvi, a
Pakistani national, who is living illegally at Mandvi in
Kutch, police said.
According to police, after committing the crime, the
accused hid the cash and the ornaments at Parvinbibi`s home in
Vadodara, out of which around 1,300 grams of gold and Rs 15
lakh cash, has also seized.
Malai was earlier arrested in 2007 for allegedly helping
two ISI agents enter India, besides possessing fake currency
notes, police said.
A look out notice has been issued for Malai and the other