Kochi: An investigation has been launched into claims that a bag containing six kg gold has been stolen from an inter-state private bus, police Monday said.
Police at Aluva near here said one Mahesh Kumar has complained that his bag containing the gold, worth Rs 1.5 crore, he brought from Bengaluru went missing this morning from the vehicle owned by a travel agency.
According to the complaint, Mahesh Kumar came to know about the theft when the bus reached Aluva, police said. The bag was kept on the seat occupied by him during his travel, they said.
Police is probing the veracity of the complaint and also whether Mahesh Kumar, who is settled in Bengaluru, has any knowledge about the incident, officials said.