Mumbai Police Monday cracked the Rs.8 million robbery from the house of Bollywood actress and politician Hema Malini and nabbed five people in this regard, an official said.
The suspects were caught from a residential complex, Nensey Colony in Borivli East, barely 10 km north of Hema Malini’s residence in Goregaon East.
Police have recovered around Rs.one million worth of jewellery from the home of one of the accused and Rs.93,000 cash from the others, said Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Rakesh Maria.
According to Maria, police had got a tip-off that a gang of robbers was likely to commit a robbery in the area and the sleuths lay in wait for them Monday morning.
Around 10.30 a.m., the gang arrived at a building near the ST Bus Depot and walked into the police trap, he said.
A search of the accused led to the recovery of some weapons.
The gang members have been identified as: Vinod Padamsingh Sahi, 24, Manoj Padamsingh Sahi, 20 – both residents of Pune, Birbahadur alias Bicchi Karnbahadur Batala, 55, from Goregaon East, Tapendra Birbahadur Sahi, 20, and Manbahadur alias Rambahadur Sahi, 55, – both living in Dombivli suburb of Thane.
They had committed burglary at Hema Malini’s house and looted cash, jewellery and valuables worth Rs.8 million.