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Mumbai: Man booked for fabricating ₹ 35 lakh robbery, to delay payment for new flat

Businessman (32) conspired of fake robbery as he unable to pay the amount for his new flat, but caught by police. 32-Year-old bought a flat in Mumbai but could not arrange the money to pay. After this, he planned a robbery with his driver and ran away with a bag of cash containing Rs 35 lakh. But could not succeed in dodging the police.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: Mumbai Police unfolded a robbery case of 35 lakhs in just two hours. Actually, the incident is of Central Mumbai, Matunga where a 32-year-old businessman conspired of fake robbery with his driver as he unable to pay the amount for his new 3 BHK flat, but the police discovered their ruse within two hours. However, the police found discrepancies in his statement.

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According to report, quoting sources, The 32-year-old accused committed the crime on Wednesday at Matunga in central Mumbai, but the police caught him within two hours after detecting his ruse.

Ajit Patel, a resident of Andheri East, reached the police with a complaint of robbery. Patel told the police that two unknown people robbed him of Rs 35 lakh on Nappu Road in Matunga East. The police officer said that according to him, the robbers who were on a two-wheeler snatched his bag full of cash and fled from the spot. Matunga police started questioning Patel and another person accompanying him to get more details about the incident.

Both were questioned separately. Investigation revealed that the police found many discrepancies in the statements of the robbery incident they were talking about. After this the police visited the spot and examined the CCTV footage. The police officer said, with the help of technical assistance, they found that there was no robbery.

He said, ‘As soon as the complainant realized that the police had found his complaint of robbery to be false, he told the truth. The other person turned out to be his driver. Patel told the police that he had bought a flat, but failed to raise Rs 35 lakh, which he had to pay. After this, the idea of ​​theft came in his mind and carried out the robbery. He fabricated the story of his robbery so that he could get more time to pay the amount. The police have registered a non-cognizable offense against the complainant and his driver for giving false information.

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