The Khade Bazar police have successfully apprehended four Iranian nationals, including two women in connection with a case involving the theft of bundles worth Rs 50,000 from a dry fruit shop located in Belagavi city.
The individuals who have been taken into custody are Bahman Biniaz Abdolhossein, aged 36, Habiheh Moghol Hasan, aged 60, Sheida Karimizadeh Gholam, aged 20, and Karim Davaloo Ahmed.
These Iranian nationals had entered India on tourist visas for a one-month visit. However, their intentions took a nefarious turn when, on Friday at 6pm, three unidentified individuals arrived in an auto rickshaw to shop at the Shagun Dry Fruits store in Deshpande Galli. They proceeded to steal a bundle of notes worth Rs 50,000 from the shop premises.
Once the case was registered at the Khade Bazar police station, Inspector Dilip Nimbalkar, under the guidance of ACP Arunkumar Kolur from the Khade Bazar sub-division, swiftly sprang into action. With the assistance of his colleagues, Inspector Nimbalkar diligently investigated the matter, relying on the CCTV footage from the dry fruit shop and the information provided by the auto rickshaw driver. Thanks to their efforts, the stolen cash, a Toyota Corolla car, and seven mobile phones with a total value of Rs 14 lakh were successfully recovered and seized by the police.
It has come to light that all the accused individuals are from Iran and were residing in India illegally, having failed to renew their visas even after their expiration. Consequently, the authorities have invoked Clause 14A(b) of The Foreigners Act 1946 (Amendment Act 2004) and have produced the accused before a valid court.