Three members of a gang who reportedly pretended to be with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and fled with 3 kg of gold and Rs 25 lakh from a bullion trader's premises in south Mumbai's Zaveri Bazaar area have been detained by the Mumbai police, an official said.
Within 24 hours of the incident, which happened on Monday afternoon, the police were able to detain three suspects, among them a lady, he claimed.
In two offices of a bullion dealer in Zaveri Bazaar, the detained accused and his three accomplices entered and asked for the owner while acting as ED inspectors, the official said.
The accused began looking at different papers at the businesses and physically hurt several employees. One of the workers was handcuffed and taken to the other office, he said.
The accused seemed assured in their demeanor, and none of the employees noticed anything odd. According to the official, they fled with 3 kilogram of gold and Rs 25 lakh in cash.
The bullion dealer added that when he inquired with the proprietors of the nearby businesses, he was told to go to the police since the raid had been a hoax.
Two of the accused were apprehended in Mumbai using police teams and technological proof, while the lady was located in Ratnagiri, the official said, adding that three more suspects are still at large.
A automobile that was utilized in the crime by the accused but has not yet been located. According to him, at least 2.5 kilogram of stolen gold and Rs 15 lakh in cash had been found.
According to the official, a complaint has been filed against the accused under sections 394 (voluntarily inflicting harm in committing robbery), 120-B (conspiracy), and other pertinent sections of the Indian Penal Code.