Two held for staging fake robbery

A scrap dealer in Delhi took it upon himself to investigate the ‘robbing’ of his employee of Rs 5 lakh near Red Fort. Within hours of investigations, he found the entire story suspicious, complained to police and had his money recovered.

Rajesh Kumar, 40, traded in scrap at central Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and had employed 23-year-old Amit Kumar for the last six months and had given him the responsibility of collecting cash from various clients.


On Tuesday afternoon, Kumar gave Amit his scooty and asked him to collect Rs 5,00,000 from a client in Paharganj.  About an hour later, Kumar received a call from an unknown phone number that had Amit on the line.


He claimed that while bringing the cash in a bag, he was stopped by four youths in a Santro car near Lal Quila. “He claimed the youths robbed him of the entire cash, the scooty and his mobile phone and fled towards Daryaganj,” Kumar told police in his complaint.


Kumar immediately reached the spot of the alleged crime and questioned people there. Amit’s story was corroborated by none of the people there he spoke to. He immediately took Amit to police and lodged a formal complaint.


While one police team went to the spot of the alleged crime to collect scientific evidence and speak to locals, another team began questioning Amit. He soon broke down and confessed to have concocted the entire story.

He told police that he plotted the entire operation with the help of a friend Ajay who allegedly collected the cash, the scooty and the phone from him and hid them at his home. Ajay too was soon arrested and all the misappropriated items, including the entire cash, were recovered.

Police said Amit needed the money for his sister’s wedding scheduled for July this year.

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