Bhayandar : The three biological sisters, who landed in the custody of Mira Road police after they were caught red-handed while trying to steal money from a bank customer in Mira Road on Tuesday afternoon, have been remanded to police custody.
The sisters had tried to rip open the plastic bag containing Rs 50, 000 cash carried by a bank customer. According to the police, the matter was reported from the Shanti Park branch of Bank of India at about 12 pm on Tuesday.
A resident of RNA Courtyard, Swati Singh, was waiting in queue to deposit the cash in her account when a young woman, who was later identified as Jogeshwaridevi Guda Chamar (18), tried to rip open Singh’s bag with a blade. A stunned Singh, who noticed the act, immediately raised an alarm, prompting the on-duty security personnel to rush to the spot and nab the woman.
Soon it emerged that the Jogeshwaidevi was not alone, her two elder siblings, identified as Mona Guda Chamar (21) and Gauri Shrikant Chamar (30) were assisting her in the crime. The bank authorities immediately alerted the local police who reached the spot and arrested the women. The trio who are said to be natives of Madhya Pradesh and staying at the Mira Road railway platform, were remanded to police custody by the District Sessions Court, Thane. Primary investigations revealed that the sisters were a part of gang involved in similar crimes in the region. It is interesting to note that Seeta Chaurasiya was robbed of Rs 50,000 from the Bhayandar branch of a nationalised bank on December 6, in exactly a similar manner.
The PSI , Sneha Mehtar is carrying out further investigations into the case.