Taarak Mehta Ka actor Ooltah Chashmah arrested for theft and chain theft

Actor Miraj Vallabhdas Kapri, who has been seen in minor roles on popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has been arrested by police in Surat for chain robbery and theft in Mumbai.

According to reports, Miraj resorted to such criminal activity after losing nearly 30 lakh rupees in betting and cricket games, and failed to repay his debt.

Reports suggest that Miraj, along with his friend Vaibhav Jadhav, has taken on thefts and robberies on the streets of Mumbai to repay debts.

Miraj and Vaibhav, who are residents of Junagarh, were arrested in Surat. Officials recovered goods worth Rs 2.54,000, including 3 gold chains, 2 mobiles and bikes stolen from both.

During their interrogation, they confessed to having committed the crimes and revealed that they were mainly targeting women in deserted areas.

In addition, the defendants said they used the stolen bikes to commit chain theft and theft activity in order to prevent the police from locating their registration number.

Speaking of Miraj, besides Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, he also worked in other TV shows including Thapki Pyaar Ki and Mere Angne Mein as a junior artist. In addition, he also worked as a fitness trainer as a source of additional income.