The accused who were related to the robbery of Mutoot Finance in Benachity, Durgapur were announced guilty today. On behalf of the CID they are being brought to municipality court.
The punishment will be given on 7th september to the 6 accused.
The robbery took place on 1st February, 2013. 6 men holding firearms entered the Mutoot finance office. After entering they first closed the main entrance gate. They threatened the staff with gun and took the vault’s key.
They stole around 35 kg of gold worth Rs 12 crore 50 lakh. They also snatched the mobile phones of all customers as well as the staff and locked them inside a bathroom.
They took the hard disk which was used for storing CCTV footage. After that they fled using a car parked outside the office.
Officers of Durgapur police station started the investigation. Later the case was transferred to detective department of Asansol Durgapur.
The IO at that time was Tirthendu Ganguly. He got some useful clues and raid a man’s house named Dasarath Mahato.
From there he recovered 3 kg of gold by digging the floor. On the same day Subodh Mahato was caught.
As the investigation went on they also caught Siddharth Singh, Ranjit giri and Nandalal Mahato.
Introgating them Uttam Mahato was arrested. The case was then transferred to CID. The accused, related to this directly and indirectly, were arrested. Between them 4 were released and 6 of them were were found guilty.
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