Man arrested while trying to loot the temple in Thane

A person was arrested in an attempt to rob the Ambe Mata temple in Karanjwade village in the Ganeshpuri area of Thane, Police said on Sunday.

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An official said two people had entered the temple in the early hours of Saturday but had to flee when policemen patrolling arrived on the spot.

“We managed to nab one of them from the temple while the others escaped,” said an officer at Ganeshpuri police station. He identified the arrested accused as Sajib Salman Akhtar Ansari, who has been remanded in police custody for two days.

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The temple was robbed of Rs 1 lakh in November 2019, after which the presence of police in the area was increased.

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