3 involved in over 100 gunpoint snatching, robbery cases arrested

Three men have been arrested for involvement in over 100 cases of gunpoint snatching and robbery in Delhi and NCR.

Police said they will slap stringent provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act as the accused never hesitated to open fire if victims dared to resist.

Nitin, Akshay and Rahul were held with two country-made pistols of .32 bore, four cartridges and a stolen motorcycle.

On April 11, the accused had created panic in Dwarka, Palam, Saket and other areas of south and south-west district by committing 19 snatching and robberies in residential areas within three hours. On the same day, the accused robbed Mahavir Enclave-resident Kalyani at gunpoint near Palam flyover.

“When the scared woman shouted for help, some persons from a bus came down to help her. On this, the accused fired at them and fled from the spot on a motorcycle. A person sustained severe gunshot wounds in his back and had to be rushed to hospital,” said Ravindra Yadav, additional commissioner of police (crime and railways).

Akshay and Rahul were apprehended near Kashmeri Gate ISBT after a shootout on Monday.
Nitin had managed to flee, but was also caught near Vaishali Metro station. They planned to arrange sophisticated weapons for the gang and would have proceeded to commit street crimes in adjoining areas. A police team cordoned the criminals and directed them to surrender. Nitin and Akshay, however, whipped out their pistols and fired four rounds. Police also fired three rounds in retaliation.

The gang used motorcycles, which were stolen from residential colonies in Uttam Nagar and Mahipalpur.

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