5 held for illegal transaction of elephant pearls
- David Headley connects the dots: Hafiz Saeed, ISI, failed Mumbai attacks
- David Headley: Travelled to India 8 times, changed name for passport
- Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts: The great government bank write-off
- Caste came up in 3 suicide probes at Hyderabad University
- Uttar Pradesh has been turned into 'Islamic state': Sena mouthpiece on Ghulam Ali concert
Oshiwara police Friday arrested five persons allegedly involved in the sale and purchase of rare and expensive elephant pearls (valuable gems owned by erstwhile royal families) in a flat in Andheri west.
The sellers — identified as Sandeep Mehta (48) and Lalit Desai (40) — had met with Raj Divedi, Mohammed Shaikh and Kamlesh Visav at their residence in Manish Tower located near Mega Mall in Oshiwara. Acting on a tip-off, cops raided the premises, where they found three elephant pearls with Mehta and Desai, which they were about to sell for Rs 2 lakh. The duo claimed the elephant pearls allegedly worth crores had been with them for the past four years.
"The duo probably needed money, due to which they were ready to sell these pearls cheap. However, the three buyers have not yet revealed how they got in touch with the duo and why they needed the pearls," a police officer from the Oshiwara police station said.
Officers investigating the case said that the duo did not have any documents about the elephant pearls usually owned by royal families. "These pearls were being sold illegally," said PSI Vijayanand Patil, from the Oshiwara police station.
- We have turned our back to the intense food and drinking water distress
- Strategies anchored in incubators fail to foster entrepreneurship
- Existing regime of film censorship is unconstitutional
- Section 377: A right to love
- PM Oli has been lucky, but his political survival looks uncertain
- Across the aisle- MGNREGA: Making a meal of words