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In the joint operation of Patel Nagar Police and Mumbai Crime Branch (Unit VIII) of Dehradun on Monday evening, the accused was arrested from Andheri West area. (Actor accused in Red circle)
An actor who works in TV and films from Mumbai’s Amboli area has been arrested by the Crime Branch Police, who used to act in Mumbai and go to another city to carry out the theft. The accused has been identified as Salman alias Zakir Jafri.
DCP of Mumbai Crime Branch, Akbar Pathan said, Zakir used to go to Uttarakhand (Dehradun), Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, UP and some other border states to carry out the crime. Investigation has also revealed that the accused has been coming to steal from the plane. The accused has also done small roles in two Hindi films with several TV serials.
Woman’s jewelery was robbed as police inspector
The accused has been arrested in a theft case in Dehradun. By showing his acting skills, the accused became a policeman and went to the elderly woman and took all the jewels from him. The 64-year-old woman was coming home from the temple that day. The accused had cheated the woman, making an excuse for checking. After getting the jewelery removed, the accused packed it in a newspaper. The woman got entangled in the matter for a few minutes and then escaped by giving him a newspaper full of stones.
The accused caught in this way
When the woman came to know about this, she reached Patel Nagar Kotwali in Dehradun and got an FIR registered. The woman belonged to a dominant family and many of their relatives were in the police department. Seeing the seriousness of the case, the police started investigating it and based on the CCTV footage, the face of the accused was revealed. After this, the case was given to the Mumbai Crime Branch. In the joint operation of Patel Nagar Police and Mumbai Crime Branch (Unit VIII) of Dehradun on Monday evening, the accused was arrested from Andheri West area.
Used to commit thefts due to not working
The accused told police interrogation that he had no work due to the lockdown. He used to cheat small to fill his stomach. However, the Mumbai Police believe that it is the work of a well-planned gang bigger than the fraud. This gang can be active in many states. The accused used to commit crimes by becoming fake police officers.