Gang of seven robbers arrested

 A gang of robbers were arrested by the Delhi police and Rs 2.85 lakh in cash was recovered from them, police said on Thursday.

According to police, with the arrest of this seven member gang including a juvenile led to solving of five cases.

“On January 17, a case was filed about a gang who robbed the manager of Sree Sai Tour and Travels in Delhi Cantt area of the city while he was on his way to distribute the salary of drivers and mechanics at Palam,” said Anil Kumar Ohja, deputy commissioner of police.

 A gang of robbers were arrested by the Delhi police and Rs 2.85 lakh in cash was recovered from them, police said on Thursday.

According to Ojha, the registered case was a initially a blind case, after much probing on the recently released hardcore robbers, certain criminals were identified who were recently on bail and had reunited to form a gang.

“We received information that the accused Raj Kumar,32, Vivek,23, Raju Thapa,20, Pradeep,28, Surjeet,24, Vicky,19 and a juvenile person (details withheld) would assemble near railway crossing, Brar Square and are planning to rob the CNG pump situated at the location,” said police.

Out of the seven accused, five were arrested from this location. “From their cursory searches a total of five weapons with 14 cartridges were recovered. Each of the accused was carrying a weapon. We also made a recovery of robbed cash worth Rs1.25 lakh, one motorcycle, a car and a mobile phone,” said Ojha.

The arrested accused revealed names of two more accused -- Vicky and a juvenile person. “Possible hideouts were raided in Vikas Puri, Tihar village, Chanakyapuri area of the city but the criminals escaped each time. Finally we apprehended the Juvenile from Delhi Cantt. area. He was on the bike that was used to rob the manager of the tour and travel company. The other accused, Vicky was also nabbed from Badola village. He confessed to his crime and we recovered Rs 1.6 lakh from his rented house,” police added.

According to Ojha, intensive interrogation led to their (accused) confession of having been involved in several cases. “They told us that they used to commit petty offences and of late had started to commit heinous crimes. They belong to poor families and needed extra money that could finance their lifestyle. They indulge in theft and robbery cases to meet their expensive habits,” said Ojha.

All accused are school dropouts. Three of them married and have children.

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