MeraNews Network, Rajkot: Two persons believed be a part of the gang that had conducted an armed robbery of an angadiya firm employee in August were nabbed by Rajkot rural police on Sunday. Rs 13 lakhs in cash and other items worth Rs 18,000 were seized from them.

District police chief Balram Meena addressing a press conference in regards to this said that the arrested men, Saboor Jokhala Maida, and Pappu Shankar Maida, are natives of Madhya Pradesh. The men along with three other accomplices had attacked an angadiya firm worker carrying Rs 25 lakhs with him near Sultanabad Road in Manavdar taluka of Junagadh on August 22. They thrashed the person and fled with the money.

The police have found out that the other three accomplices are hiding in Madhya Pradesh and have begun working towards picking them up from the state. All the five accused were working as labourers at a construction site nearby the angadiya firm and had noticed that huge sums of money were brought in and taken out every day. They had hatched a plan to waylaid an unsuspecting employee carrying cash and loot him.