Mumbai, Aug 24: The central unit of the Navi Mumbai Crime Branch has busted a four-member gang that looted Hindu and Jain temples. Over 2 kg and 350 gm of silver were recovered from them. With their arrest, 10 cases of theft lodged at police stations in Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Nashik have been solved.
The accused confessed to stealing the silver crown of the idol at Radha Girdhari temple in CBD Belapur along with cash from the donation box. Senior police inspector Nivrutti Kolhatkar said, “They stole ornaments and a silver paduka from Vithal Rukmini temple in Nhava Sheva, cash from the donation box at Balaji temple in Nerul, and the idol at Chintamani Parshvanath Digambar Jain temple in Palghar.”