Hold-Up: The Nephew Of The Director Of VK Exchange Incriminated

There has been development in the VK Exchange robbery investigation at Trou-Fanfaron. After arresting one of the three suspected robbers, Udesh Kamulsing, the team of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of Port-Louis North arrested Vegadasen Chetty, 20, the nephew of the director of the exchange office. After confessing, Udesh Kamulsing incriminated the latter during an identification parade on Saturday November 12. The two suspects will be formally charged on Monday (November 14).

 Vegadasen Chetty, accompanied by his lawyer Me Anoup Goodary, and Udesh Kamulsing, after their appearance before the Lease and Remand Court yesterday. © KIRANCHAND SOOKRAH


Vegadasen Chetty, accompanied by his lawyer Anoup Goodary, and Udesh Kamulsing, after their appearance before the Lease and Remand Court yesterday. © KIRANCHAND SOOKRAH

Since the beginning of the investigation, the bloodhounds suspected that the robbers benefited from the complicity of a habitual of the place or a close one of the director Moonoosawmy Caroopan. And, on the basis of certain information, they arrested Vegadasen Chetty, who beforehand denied any involvement in this case.

According to Udesh Kamulsing, the nephew of the victim organized several meetings to concoct the plan and gave all necessary information, such as how to enter the building and the right time to attack. He told the bloodhounds that Vegadasen Chetty had made them understand that “his uncle would be alone early in the morning and would be an easy target.”

Moreover, despite the two arrests, the looted booty, on November 7, or Rs 4.2 million in foreign currency, remains still untraceable. The IDC conducted a search at Udesh Kamulsing’s house and seized clothing, which the suspect allegedly wore on the day of the robbery, for analysis at the Forensic Science Laboratory. But a search at Vegadasen Chetty proved futile. Investigators, however, expect to examine his cellphone to check his calls.

The two suspects appeared before the Lease and Remand Court. They were returned to the police cell as they did not receive bail. They will be brought before the Tribunal of Port-Louis on Monday November 14 for their provisional indictment. Vegadasen Chetty retained the services of lawyer Anoup Goodary.

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