Man fled with Rs 50 lakh worth gold ornaments held



Coimbatore: A 24-year-old goldsmith, who had escaped with 1.75 kg of gold ornaments from a jewellery manufacturing unit here, was arrested from Mumbai and brought here on Monday, top police officials said.

Sujay Choudhary, hailing from Kolkata, was working in the unit at Vadavalli on the outskirts.

He came to the unit on February 17 and packed the gold worth about Rs 50 lakh in a bag.

When the watchman asked him to show the bag, he threw sulphuric acid on him and escaped, K Sundaramurthy, IG West Zone, told reporters.

A police team nabbed Choudhary from Wadala in Mumbai yesterday and brought here this morning, he said.

All the ornaments were recovered from his possession.

He was remanded to 14 days custody, police added.

PTI