Indore: Two persons had been arrested in connection with the three major bank robberies in Indore between 2008-10, a senior police officer said on Saturday.

The two accused, identified as Jaspal Singh and Vikki alias Mahendra Singh, have been arrested from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh and Rudrapura of Uttarakhand respectively, Inspector General of Police of Indore Division Anuradha Shankar told reporters during a press conference here tonight.

According to her, during the interrogation, Jaspal and Vikki admitted to their role in the crime and provided important leads in the case.

According to her, Indian Mujahideen operative Mobin alias Irfan alias Faiyaz was the kingpin behind the crime.

One of the informers had told the police that Mobin and another IM member-- Ameen alias Anees alias Raja, (both residents of Khajarana in Indore), were allegedly also involved in 2008 Ahemdabad blasts and presently housed in a Navi Mumbai jail.

After verification, police launched a search for other accused and arrested Jaspal and Vikki.

Rs 58.60 lakh had been looted from Bank of Maharashtra on December 12, 2008 in the city, Rs 15.28 lakh from Oriental Bank of Commerce on January 4, 2010 and Rs 5.31 lakh from Bank of Baroda in September 2010.

Additional SP (Crime) Manoj Rai told media that Indore police would approach Maharashtra and Gujarat police to probe the case.


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