Chhattisgarh Police on Thursday arrested three persons here in connection with the burglary of Rs 9.82 lakh at an Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) shop in August in which two others are already in custody.
The three were Sadabrij Pardhi (45), Dev Prasad Pardhi alias Deva (32) and Vinod Dahariya (23), all residents of Raipur district, Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Yadav told The Pioneer.
Vijay Manhare (30) and Dhaniram Dhritlahre (26) are in custody in Mahasamund. Mahare was held for a burglary in a wine shop while Dhritlahre was caught on charges of setting ablaze his wife.
Another accused, Agrabhushan alias Golu (30), committed suicide a few days ago, the officer said.
In August, the complainant and Supervisor of IMFL shop, Vishwanath Kosle, reported that five to six unidentified thieves had broken in.
The locker and hard disk of the CCTV camera system were pilfered and cash amounting to Rs 9.82 lakh was stolen.
On their complaint, police registered a case under sections 459, 380 and 395 of the Indian Penal Code and started a probe.
During investigation, police learned about Vinod Dahariya, who confessed to committing the crime. He named the mastermind Vijay Manhare and other accused as his partners in the crime.
Police recovered from them Rs 1.10 lakh stolen cash and goods purchased from the stolen money including three new bikes, a LED TV, two mobile phones, a home theatre, a mixer grinder and an air cooler.