The Panaji police have arrested a 25-year-old Savant Sisodiya in connection with the alleged theft of gold ornaments worth around Rs 30 lakh during a wedding reception at a venue in the city last week.
The accused has confessed his involvement in the alleged crime claimed the police. However the stolen gold ornaments are yet to be recovered. Police are trying to locate the minor boy who was involved in the crime and also if there are any other accused. Police said that Sisodiya a resident of Madhya Pradesh was tracked down at a location in Gujarat. He was produced before a court on Monday in the city and has been remanded to 5 days police custody, informed police.
Police suspect that Sisodiya is part of a gang which has similar modus operandi to target wedding venues. The accused takes help of minor boys to lift bags from wedding venues as they don’t attract suspicion and becomes very useful in committing the crime, police said.
It may be recalled that the theft incident had occurred last week on Tuesday night. The gold ornaments were kept in a bag, said the police referring to the complaint lodged by Gurunath Pai. Based on the CCTV footage and intelligence gathered police managed to identify the accused Sisodiya, who was seen along with the minor boy. Referring to the CCTV footage, the police said that the boy was seen lifting the bag reportedly containing the gold ornaments. The boy later walks away with the man, said police.