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Crime branch officials arrest 13, seize stolen property

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Thane : The Bhiwandi crime unit officials in the last couple of days have arrested 13 persons and seized allegedly stolen property worth over Rs 55 lakhs, police said.

Those arrested hail from various places like Virar, Pune, Gujarat, Dhule and Nashik, DCP (Crime) Parag Manere told reporters here today.

“In the first case police arrested nine persons, of which five belonged to Sikalkar gang which operated in and around Thane. Police seized 755 grams of gold and 14.707 kgs of silver totally valued at Rs 26,02,767 from them,” the officer said.

They were wanted in various cases registered with Kapurbawdi police station and also with Mumbra police, said the official.

Police also arrested three others from Vasai and seized allegedly stolen goods valued at Rs 20,94,389. The goods were stolen from Narpoli and the case was registered there, the DCP said.

One person was arrested from Nalasopara and 100 allegedly stolen tyres of a popular brand worth Rs 8,87,315 were seized from him, the officer said.

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