Domestic help among three held for robbery

Octogenarian was gagged on January 26 at his residence

Three persons, including a domestic help, have been arrested for robbery at the house of a 86-year-old freedom fighter in northwest Delhi’s Ashok Vihar in January, police said.
Dinesh Bahadur, Kamal Singh and Hikmat Khadka hail from Nepal.

On January 26, Prakash Chand Jain had approached police informing that he was robbed by his servant Dinesh and three others.

“Prakash was bound and gagged. They fled after locking him in the washroom,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest), Vijay Singh.

The assailants had also attacked security guard Ashok Kumar.
Prakash told police that he was alone at home, as his son Sukaran had gone to Bangkok with his family.

The probe revealed that a watchman of Nepal origin, Dharma, was also involved.
“Dharma was absconding after the incident,” Singh added. 

During investigation, a police team was immediately sent to Anand Vihar ISBT as buses are available from there to India-Nepal border.

The details of buses which departed on January 26 were obtained along with mobile numbers of drivers and conductors. Contact numbers of concerned police stations on India-Nepal border were also obtained.

“The concerned police officers, drivers and conductors were contacted and all the buses on that day were checked on the way to Nepal border,” Singh said.

A police team was also dispatched and stationed at Sonauli border in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district. Search was made for the whereabouts of Dinesh and Dharma.

Dharma was living at Wazirpur village in Ashok Vihar. A raid was conducted, but he had already left the room.

A mobile phone’s recharge coupon was recovered from there.
“Technical analysis was made with regard to the recovered recharge coupon. Raids then led to the arrest of Dinesh, Kamal and Hikmat from Uttam Nagar,” Singh added.

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