A TikTok star was arrested by the Mumbai police in connection with a case of robbery. A resident of Kurla, Abhimanyu Gupta, with as many as 9 lakh followers on the video-sharing app, was arrested from his residence after Mumbai Police discovered evidence suggesting that Gupta may have been involved in a crime which took place in January of this year.
An elderly couple lodged a complaint at the Juhu Police on January 19 alleging that someone had broken into their house and made away with gold ornaments and a mobile phone. The total cost of the stolen goods was valued at Rs 4.75 lakh. A thorough inspection of CCTV camera footage led investigators to a clear image of the culprit.
Based on evidence, police arrested Gupta on May 28. However, they were unable to get him to tell anything about his alleged involvement in the robbery. After several days of intense interrogation, Gupta finally broke down in front of the police and confessed to having carried out the theft. Based on his inputs, police officials recovered stolen items from one of Gupta's friend's home who claimed that the accused had kept it with him by claiming them to be his wife's ornaments.
The investigating officer (IO) Hari Biradar told Mid-Day that the accused is a 'habitual offender' and has been named as an accused in as many as four to five cases against him. Gupta was produced before a court on Wednesday and remanded in judicial custody. Investigators are also probing his role in other cases of a similar nature.