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Mumbai, May 18 (3-15 pm): The Mumbai police have arrested three people in connection with the Rs 10 crore robbery, from Alukkas jewellery in Hyderabad on Monday night.

Joint Director, Crime Mumbai Police, Meera Borwankar informed, "We have recovered the jewellery. Now officials from Hyderabad and the complainants will look at them. Only then can will we know the actual percent of jewellery recovered."

The suspects were arrested from a hotel in Mumbai Central.

DCP (West Zone) Amit Garg said that investigations revealed that the robbers had reached the terrace of the building housing the shop from the adjacent building and climbed down the stairs.

After looting the shop, the robbers slid down from the terrace with the help of a rope.

The robbery came to light only on Tuesday morning when the showroom was opened and the manager lodged a complaint with the police.

The police said two CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras inside the shop had fading images of two persons.

"It is suspected that an inter-state gang was involved in the robbery and special teams have been rushed to four neighbouring states with specific information" Hyderabad Home Minister K Jana Reddy had told reporters after the robbery.

The minister had also proposed to provide Special Protection Force (SPF) personnel for security duty at shops on payment.

"The government would consider providing SPF personnel for security duty on payments at major shops if there was a request from the owners," the home minister said.

Jana pointed that it was sheer negligence on the part of the management of the shop because only two of 12 CCTV cameras were functioning.

Though the police is working effectively to provide protection besides maintaining law and order, it was the also responsibility of the owners of such major shops to take precautions, he added.


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