Mumbai Police on Monday nabbed actor Miraj Vallabhdas Kapri, who has played minor roles in popular shows like ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, ‘Mere Angane Mein’, and ‘Thapki’ for chain-snatching.
As per media reports, Kapri, along with his friend Vaibhav Babu Jadav began chain snatching on the streets of Mumbai to repay debts. Reportedly, he had got a loan from a betting addiction.
According to a report by News18, both Vaibhav and Miraj were arrested by Mumbai Police after being tipped off by an informer. The officials recovered goods worth Rs 2.5 lakh 3 gold chains, 2 mobiles, and stolen bikes.
During their interrogation, they confessed to committing the crimes and revealed that they mostly targeted women in desserted areas. They also used their stolen bikes for the chain-snatching to avoid any busting and tracing.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is the longest-running comedy show that first aired in July 2008 and has been running on television since then. The show is based on the weekly column “Duniya Ne Undha Chasma”.
The plot of the comedy show revolves around around the lives of the residents of Gokuldham Co-operative Housing Society, but the major focus remains on the family of Jethalal Gada.
In October 2020, the makers had announced the animation version of the show after the completion of 3,000 episodes.