Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
The South Division police of Jayanagar police on Thursday arrested a 33-year-old gold smith from Kolkata who was on the run with 1.3 kg of gold bar which he had taken from a jewel shop after promising to make the designer Jewellery out of it in January.
The accused has been identified as,Amar Mohanty, native of Sitapur near Kolkata.
Senior officer told media persons,A Jewellery shop owner filed a complaint in Jayanagar police station stating that a designer who was working in his shop to make designs and used to take the same to his house to do design jewellery.
But after taking a gold bar weighing 1.3 Kgs in the month of January for making designs jewels he first said that he is sick and later when he went to check again he was shocked to see that the designer vacated the house and ran away
Manish filed a complaint on February 1 based on which a team of police led by DCP, South,Harish Pandey,under the leadership of ACP, Srinivas KV the team using technology skills and other police investigation skills track down Amar to his native a team went to Kolkata and secured him and recovered the stolen gold bars.
During investigation the accused confessed the crime and revealed that he has sold the gold bar to construct the house which was his long pending commitment and living with his family when a team of Police led by Inspector UR Manjunath tracked him down and arrested.
A detailed investigation by the team it has revealed that the accused Amar joined Thirumala jewels three months ago situated in Jayanagar 3rd block as designer for the jewelry .
He would take gold bars to his rented house and work and make designer jewellery and return it to the shops.
Similarly on January 1, he went to his house with 1.3 kg of gold bullion to design jewellery and did not return.
After few days,the owner of the shop Manish Kumar went to his house to check when Amar cited health reasons and asked for few more days of off to recover and return to work .
Unsuspected Manish agreed and returned home but later came to know that Amar had vacated to house and escaped with the gold .
The team recovered the gold which he had sold worth Rs.50 lakh and brought him to the city along with the gold and remanded to judicial custody.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West,Sandeep Patil,DCP South,Harish Pandey,ACP,KV Srinivas, PI,UR Manjunath,PSI,Padmanabh C,ASI, Lakshmanachar,and crime staff as,Mahadevaiah, Ambarish,Pavan Kumar,Chethan kumar, Tannahji Morre,and Peerapa who has successfully nabbed the gold Smith turned thief and recovered stolen property Worth Rs.50 lakhs from him a special reward will be given to the whole team for their excellent investigation in tracking the accused he added.