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Two snatch man’s chain after he refused to pay them,arrested

Officials added that Kumar and his brother ran after them but the accused had gone too far ahead.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
November 28, 2013 4:01:20 am

Two men were arrested at Worli Sea Face on Wednesday morning for allegedly snatching a chain from a man after he refused to pay them money. The accused,one of whom is an externed criminal,were nabbed by policemen,who were patrolling the area.

The police said the incident took place at 1.45 am on Wednesday,when estate agent Pawan Kumar (26) was sitting at the sea face opposite Worli Dairy with his brother. “The accused approached the complainant and asked them for money to buy food. When they refused,one of them allegedly pushed Kumar and grabbed his chain,” the police said.

Officials added that Kumar and his brother ran after them but the accused had gone too far ahead. “They then spotted two police beat marshals,Constable Subhash Misal and Sub-Inspector Vilas Bobhate,who were patrolling the area. The officers gave them a chase and caught the accused,” the police said.

The accused have been identified as Shakti Naidu (25),an unemployed man living in the Mahatma Phule slum colony in Worli,and Shekhar Lodhi (28),a driver living in Siddharth Nagar at Worli Naka.

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The officers have seized the 10-gm chain worth Rs 25,000 from the accused. They have been charged with robbery.

“Naidu has three cases of robbery registered against him. He had been externed a couple of years ago,but was still found within the city limits. This was not a planned robbery,” said Dipak Pawar,senior inspector,Worli police station.

Naidu has also been charged under Section 142 (violating the order of externment) of the Bombay Police Act,Pawar said.

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