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Chennai: Women Gang Stole Sarees Worth 7 Lakh, Parceled Them Back To Police

The Vijayawada police in Andhra Pradesh informed their counterparts in Chennai about the stolen saris.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Nov 10, 2023 15:53 IST
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In a surprising turn of events, a bundle of expensive saris arrived at the Shastri Nagar police station in Chennai, initially believed to be Diwali gifts. However, it was soon revealed that these were the same sarees stolen from a shop in Besant Nagar on October 28. The Vijayawada police in Andhra Pradesh informed their counterparts in Chennai about the stolen saris.

A CCTV footage from the shop showed half-a-dozen women orchestrating the theft, with some engaging the salespersons and others creating a ‘shield’ for two women to discreetly slip bundles of silk sarees under their own garments. The estimated cost of the stolen sarees was around 2 lakh, with individual pieces priced as high as 70,000.

The Chennai police, suspecting the gang’s origin from Vijayawada, contacted the local police there. The Vijayawada police, having traced the suspects, reached an agreement with the gang to send back the stolen sarees to avoid legal consequences. However, the Chennai police are not letting them off the hook and plan to visit Vijayawada after Diwali to make the arrests.

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An officer stated, “The Vijayawada police confirmed that these women often travel in groups to other cities during festivals to steal.” Interestingly, the returned sarees were valued at over 7 lakh, indicating the possibility that the gang had targeted additional shops as well.

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Meanwhile, Mumbai police successfully apprehended a gang of three women and a minor girl notorious for robbing people in housing societies. The gang gained notoriety after a video of them robbing a senior citizen went viral. The police acted on a tip-off and arrested the gang, who had a history of similar crimes.

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Ambani’s choice emphasized the importance of preserving India’s cultural heritage and supporting traditional artisans, reflecting her commitment beyond fashion into areas such as education, rural transformation, and health through the Reliance Foundation. Her attire ignited a renewed appreciation for India’s artisans and their talents.

First published on: Nov 10, 2023 03:53 PM IST

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