TIRUCHI: The police have cracked a theft case, arrested four persons and recovered Rs.36.31 lakh from them.
City Police Commissioner Karuna Sagar told the media here on Thursday that the accused were arrested near the TVS Tollgate here on Wednesday. The car in which they were travelling has been seized.
On June 17, a sum of Rs. 50 lakh was stolen from the car parked in front of a hotel near the Railway Junction here when the occupants M. V. P. Maharaja of Tuticorin and his friends Madan Kumar and A.Muthukumar – had halted it for lunch en route to Chennai.
The cash carried in a bag was left in the car and it was found missing when they returned after lunch.
A special team was formed under the Assistant Commissioner of Police Bhavani. It found that the money was stolen by Muthukumar, who had travelled in the car, in collusion with C. James, R. Robert and G. Ganapathy.
The three had followed Mr. Maharaja’s car looking for an opportune moment to steal the money. They had used a master key to open the car and took away the cash bag when the occupants halted it for lunch.
The team had cracked the case by tracing the phone calls made by Muthukumar to his associates from his mobile phone.
The accused had invested the remaining money in some chit funds and efforts were on to recover it. The accused have been remanded to custody.
Deputy Commissioners of Police S. Rajendran (Law and Order) and Rupesh Kumar Meena (Crime and Traffic) were present.