Fast Policing: Samata Nagar PS recovers lost amount

In two hours, cops trace Rs 5L bag left in auto 

 TIMES NEWS NETWORK  Mumbai: Banker Prathamesh Bhatt got back Rs 5 lakh, less than two hours after he left behind the bag that contained the money in an autorickshaw, thanks to some quick investigation by the police.

     The auto driver, Mosit Ahmed, was picked up by the cops from his house in a Dahisar chawl while he was counting the currency notes. Ahmed was arrested on charges of theft as he hid the money in his house and did not report it to the cops. 

        Bhatt (50), a resident of Borivli, is employed as a manager with Cosmos Bank. He boarded Ahmed’s auto at Borivli with the bag on Tuesday morning; the money was to be deposited at the bank’s Kandivli (E) branch. Bhatt was accompanied by assistant manager Mahesh Chindi.
   The auto reached Thakur Complex in Kandivli (E), where Bhatt and Chindi got down at the bank entrance, around 11 am. Bhatt realised that he had left the bag full of cash in the auto itself later. He rushed outside to check but Ahmed had already driven away. “Bhatt and Chindi immediately took another auto to the Samata Nagar police station,’’ said a police officer.
         The police then contacted the North Region control room covering 14 local police stations. Officers of all 14 police stations were informed about Ahmed’s auto and its registration number, which Chindi had noted down.

     “We then called the Regional Transport Office (RTO) office and they gave us Ahmed’s address after we provided them the auto’s registration number,’’ senior inspector P S Ingole said.

         The 21-year-old Ahmed has been arrested under Section 379 of IPC and will be produced before a metropolitan court for remand on Wednesday. The entire cash has been recovered from him.

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