Trichy: The robbery at Lalithaa Jewellery store in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, is turning murky with new details revealed by one of the accused Manikandan, who is under arrest.

The questioning of Manikandan, 35, revealed that the group led by Murugan, 45, was inspired by Netflix series 'Money Heist'.

The cops have seized 5 kg worth gold and diamonds from Manikandan, that was supposed to be his share of the heist. Manikandan was arrested when he was trying to flee with his share of gold/diamond on his two wheeler. He was caught by the police who were on their regular helmet patrolling. Manikandan tried to escape without stopping, but the police chased him and caught him with the gold/diamond that had the barcode of Lalithaa Jewellery.

Gold and diamond worth Rs 13 crore was looted from Lalithaa Jewellery on Tuesday in Trichy.

According to the confession of Manikandan, their boss Murugan never went home nor stayed in any of the lodges. Instead he had a car that had all the facilities needed and he would literally live and drive in that.

The police had raided his house at least 50 times over the years but were not successful in arresting him.

Murugan is wanted in at least 150 cases in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Manikandan also revealed that Murugan wanted to produce a Telugu movie in 2011. However, the plan was shelved due to some reasons. 

The Trichy zone police have kept the tollgates in Trichy and neighbouring Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Pudukkottai, Perambalur and Karur districts under tight check.