The incident came to light on Saturday, when the domestic helps at the flat noticed that a bedroom was locked from the inside. “They opened the bedroom using a duplicate key and found valuables missing from the wardrobe,” said the officer.
According to police, the accused had entered the shop under the pretext of buying bulk ‘Remi hair’ — which is raw in nature and is then processed using machines — for Rs 33 lakh. The accused had conducted a recce a day before the robbery.
“Out of around Rs 6.44 lakh stolen from the van, Rs 4,73,900 has been recovered. Tiwari has claimed to have spent the rest of the amount. The police have also found the number plate of his motorcycle, a bag and the gun used in the robbery,” Abhay Kumar Mishra, Hazratganj circle officer (CO), said.