Three history-sheeters allegedly stole gutka worth Rs 15 lakh from the local crime branch office in Vasai, when they knew that the policemen were away on lock-down duty.
Mohammed Shaikh (22), Farooq Kazi and a 17-year-old were caught for the crime. The minor was sent to a remand home in Bhiwandi. Shaikh confessed to stealing the gutka. The police were able to retrieve a few bags of the stolen gutka, as the accused sold the rest.