The Balaramapuram police have arrested three more men from Jharkhand who were allegedly part of the gang that burgled 2.7 kilograms of gold from a jewellery shop at Balaramapuram on April 30 last. The three have been identified as Jithu Ghosh Yadav, 23, Shashisha, 36, and Jayantho Mandal, 26, all hailing from Sahib Gunj, Jharkhand.
According to the police, the three played an active role in planning and executing the robbery. The plan was hatched by Shashisha, who financed the two months’ stay of the gang in the state in the guise of other-state construction workers.
Earlier, the probe team had nabbed five other men from Jharkhand in connection with the case. The five, along with Jithu and Jayantho, broke into Sona Jewellery, opposite the Balaramapuram police station, and made away with the gold.
Neyyatinkara DySP Y A Rustom said that Shashisha paid for the expenses of the gang members and in turn demanded half of the loot. The gold was taken to Jharkhand after the robbery and was sold to different people. The police are yet to recover the gold.
The three were taken into custody by a police team from Jharkhand and were brought to the state the other day. The men were produced before the court and remanded. The police will soon take the arrested to the crime scene for collecting evidence.