Two brothers arrested for 98 snatching cases

Two brothers involved in 98 known registered cases of snatchings in the city were arrested on Saturday, four days after they managed to give police the slip after being chased for quite some distance.

The brothers were revealed to have been earlier arrested under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and kept under judicial custody for six years till 2013.

A police team in plainclothes had almost nabbed him on May 12 this year.
The three policemen were conducting checks in south Delhi’s Jasola when they suddenly noticed a speeding motorcycle heading towards them.

The motorcycle rider chose to ignore their signal to stop and raced towards Okhla.
The policemen noted down the vehicle’s registration number and again began patrolling on their motorcycles.

A few minutes later, the team reached Sarita Vihar where they learnt that someone’s gold chain had just been snatched.

An eyewitness had noted down the motorcycle’s registration number and it turned out to be the same number.

The policemen began searching for the two snatchers and soon found them on the motorcycle at a traffic signal in Madanpur Khadar.

The snatchers were chased and they fled to the JJ Colony in Madanpur Khadar where they abandoned the motorcycle outside a house.

They entered the house with the police team following them close behind. They, however, appeared to have intricate knowledge of the locality and managed to escape after entering the house. Police could only take the possession of their motorcycle.

The vehicle was found registered under the name of a Mangolpuri resident Rajesh.
Raids at his home address and possible hideouts proved futile.
But police launched technical surveillance and learnt that Ajay and his brother Rajesh were staying at a hotel in Punjab’s Ropar.

A police team was dispatched to the location where the two were arrested on Saturday.

Rajesh was found with fractures on both his legs. It turned out he sustained the injuries while jumping from one terrace to another while escaping from the police team chasing him a few days ago.

A total of 98 cases of snatchings and robbery were cracked with their arrest, police said on Monday.

While Rajesh was found involved in 67 such incidents, his brother has been linked to 44 cases.

Police said their identity is visible in a few CCTV camera footage collected by police while investigating some previous snatching incidents.

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