A 30-yr-outdated effectively-known social media star, who allegedly dedicated thefts and home crack-ins to fund his lavish lifestyle, was arrested on Thursday in Mumbai, a law enforcement official stated.
According to the VB Nagar law enforcement station official, 14 mobile phones, sharp weapons, bogus jewelry as properly as international forex ended up seized from the possession of the accused, Abhimanyu Gupta, a social media influencer who once had a huge pursuing on TikTok, a video clip-targeted social networking support now banned in India.
He allegedly used to dedicate household split-ins in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane district to fund his lavish daily life, shifting all around in a cap and experience mask to conceal identification, the formal stated.
Last week, Gupta broke into a locked residence in suburban Kurla and fled with gold and silver ornaments, he claimed.
The theft arrived to light when the relatives residing in the residence returned and found that their ornaments ended up missing. They submitted a police criticism.
Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) Padmakar Patil explained, “Just after the incident we scanned far more than 150 CCTV footage, but to begin with failed to build Gupta’s identification as he wearing a cap and experience mask. But, at one position he taken out his cap and encounter mask, and we discovered him as TikToker Gupta. We then received a idea-off that the accused will be coming to Kurla, in which we laid a lure and nabbed him.” The accused has confessed to committing far more than 15 dwelling break-ins in the Mumbai area, 4 of them in Kurla, he claimed.
Gupta used to steal even sneakers and slippers retained outside the residence, the officer said, including the law enforcement observed four gunny luggage stuffed with footwear from his residence.
The accused, who has video clips with nicely-identified Instagram personalities, has admitted to shelling out funds in casinos and for obtaining costly dresses, he claimed.
Gupta has been booked underneath applicable sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 380 (theft in dwelling dwelling), Mr Patil included.