Four including ex-BSF officer arrested in connection with robbery

The Uttarakhand police have arrested four people including a former Border Security Force (BSF) officer in connection with a robbery that was committed last month, officials said on Wednesday.

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Dehradun: The Uttarakhand police have arrested four people including a former Border Security Force (BSF) officer in connection with a robbery that was committed last month, officials said on Wednesday.

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The four accused including the mastermind were arrested late on Monday night from New Delhi in connection with the robbery in which cash and jewellery worth lakhs was looted from the house of R P Easwaran, the owner of Abhimanyu Cricket Academy here, Dehradun SSP Arun Mohan Joshi said.

The robbery had been committed on the night of Sept 22 at gunpoint, he said.

The mastermind named Virendra Singh alias Thakur Sahab is an ex-BSF assistant commandant who was dismissed from the force on corruption charges, he said.

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The other three accused have been identified as Mohammad Adnan, Mujibar Rehman and Furkan, he said.

Easwaran is the father of Bengal cricket team captain Abhimanyu Easwaran.

The arrests were made by a team of state police led by Dehradun’s SP (City) Shweta Choubey, Joshi said.

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