The city crime branch sleuths have arrested six security guards for allegedly planning and committing theft in a flat at the Vaibhav Cooperative Housing Society in Andheri, earlier this month. Two security guards of the society, concocted a story that they were assaulted by a group of dacoits, who went on to commit theft in a flat. However, on sustained questioning the two guards broke down and revealed that they had planned the theft with their colleagues.
According to joint commissioner of police (crime), Sadanand Date, on July 18, two security guards Sarvesh Tiwari and Pramod Pandey of the society, had lodged a complaint with the Andheri police station claiming that around 12 persons had assaulted and threatened them on gunpoint.
"The dacoits tied the security guards and went on to commit the theft. The dacoits decamped with valuables worth Rs1.65 lakh from the flat," said additional commissioner KMM Prasanna.
Unit X of crime branch then initiated a parallel probe in the case. "On Saturday, the crime branch officers had called in Tiwari and Pandey, for questioning.
"Their statements were contradictory. Soon they broke down and revealed that they had planned the dacoity and theft with their fellow security guards identified as Vimal Verma, Pawan Pandey, Shyambahadur Yadav and Pappu Yadav," said assistant commissioner Praful Bhosale.