Ponda: Cracking a theft case within few hours, Ponda police on Sunday arrested three people along with six tyres worth Rs 90,000 stolen from a newly-built bus parked at Gauthan Pillem Dharbandora in an open space and has also attached the Eicher Tempo used in the theft.
The arrested accused are identified as Elisan Picardo (26) a resident of Opa Khandepar, Ashok Gaonkar (39) a resident of Sacorda and Chandu Hirekurbar (29) a resident of Tisk Usgao. Police has also identified one more accused involved in the crime as Sujay from Tisk Usgao, who is absconding.
According to police a newly built bus with ACGL body was parked at Gauthan Pillem Dharbandora near the Government Primary School on Saturday by the bus driver from the same locality. The bus was to be delivered to a Maharashtra based school on Sunday. But when the driver visited the bus on Sunday morning, he found six tyres out of seven (including a spare tire) missing and soon he alerted the police about it.
The police started the investigation and through CCTV footage got a clue about the vehicle used in the crime. Based on it, the police reached the owner of the tempo and found the vehicle along with the stolen tyres in it. The tempo was found in the premises of the accused Ellison and upon inquiry he revealed the names of the other accused involved in the crime. Soon police managed to arrest the three accused out of four involved in the theft. PSI Manguesh Volvoikar, ASI Ganapat Patil, Hawaldar Kedar Jalmi, Mahesh Gaonkar, PC Suraj Gaude and other were part of the team, which cracked the case.
In this matter Ponda police has registered an offense on the four accused under Section 379 and 427 of IPC and further investigation is in progress. ASI Ganapat Patil is investigating the case.