A struggling actor, Miraj Vallabhdas Kapri who had played various minor roles in few daily soaps was nabbed in Surat under the charges of chain snatching and robbery in Mumbai. He had once starred in the famous show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’.
It was reported that he was indulged in such criminal activities after he lost over Rs 30 lakh in cricket betting and gambling. Failing to pay the debt, Kapri took to theft on the roads of Mumbai along with his friend Vaibhav Jadhav.
Both of them are residents of Junagadh. They were detained by the police in Surat after receiving a tip-off. The police have recovered goods worth Rs 2.54 lakh including three gold chains, stolen bikes, and two mobiles.
While interrogating the two, the police found that the duo targeted women in deserted areas. They used stolen bikes for the robberies to avoid being traced with the help of a registration number.
The police is now looking for the jeweller to whom they have been selling the gold. Besides ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, he had also played minor roles in ‘Thapki Pyar Ki’, ‘Mere Angne mein’, and others as a junior artiste.