Indore: The city crime branch on Sunday arrested two employees of a milk trader in connection with theft committed at his house and shop in Mhow. Jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh and cash of Rs 80,000 were also recovered from the accused.
Additional superintendent of police (crime) Amarendra Singh said theft occurred at dairy owner Dilip Agrawal’s house in the intervening night of April 18 and 19. Cash and other valuables worth lakhs of rupees were stolen from there. During investigation, it was found that theft was committed by people who were close to Agrawal as the locks were opened with keys when he and family members went out to attend a wedding in the city.
The police team interrogated Agrawal’s employees and detained a worker Bhaiyu alias Sahil. Bhaiyu confessed committing theft with the help of Agrawal’s driver Amjad Khan of Kesarbardi village in Mhow. Bhaiyu told the police that he had borrowed the loan of Rs 1 lakh and he was unable to repay it as he was facing financial problem. He had prepared a plan to commit theft at Agrawal’s house and involved Amjad in the act.
The accused got the duplicate keys made. The accused entered the house after opening the lock using keys and stole cash and valuables after breaking almirah door. Amjad told police that after committing crime, Bhaiyu gave him Rs 50,000 which he had buried near crematorium of his village. Bhaiyu hid cash and jewellery in a stable. Police said that both the accused are from Kesarbardi village and were working at Agrawal’s dairy for more than four years.