Courier attacked, robbed of Rs 20 lakh near CST
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A 26-year-old man was attacked and looted of Rs 20 lakh by two motorcycle-borne assailants near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Wednesday afternoon.
The victim, Sanjay B Thakur, was attacked with a chopper and suffered severe injuries on his right hand. The incident took place at around 3 pm near Tulsi Hotel at Kalbadevi. Thakur, who is employed as a courier for a jewellery polishing unit, was carrying Rs 20 lakh to his office after collecting the cash from a customer in Kalbadevi.
The victim was standing at the spot, when two men on a motorcyle approached him. The pillion rider slashed Thakur's hand with a chopper, snatched the bag Thakur was carrying and sped away, the police said.
Residents of the area rushed Thakur to JJ Hospital after he raised an alarm. His condition is stated to be stable.
L T Marg police and the crime branch are now conducting a parallel enquiry in the case.
"A case of robbery has been registered against the two men on the motorcycle. We are questioning the office staff of the firm where Thakur worked, as well as the employees of the person from whom the victim collected the cash," said an officer from the LT Marg police station.
Officers said that they suspect an insider hand in the robbery as only the staff at the two offices were aware that Thakur was carrying such a huge amount of cash with him.
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