Probe in Metro 'robbery', no arrests yet, insider job?

Probe in Metro 'robbery', no arrests yet, insider job?

Multiple agencies including Delhi Police and its Special Cell, and the CISF have started investigation in the sensational Rajendra Place Metro station robbery in which a Metro official was allegedly stabbed by two masked men on Monday morning and Rs 12 lakh looted from the station control room.

No arrest has been made yet. But police sources said three or four people were involved in the incident, while others were standing outside the station to monitor the situation.

The weapon of offence has been seized by police and the fingerprints on it have been lifted. Police sources said it looked to be the job of some insiders from the station.

Although the robbers had covered their faces with masks, the clothes they wore could help in nabbing them, said a police officer. Police have questioned the injured Metro staffer Kunal Kishore and a sketch of the suspects is being prepared with his help.

Police are also checking some call made a few minutes before the incident from the victim’s mobile, sources said.

Meanwhile, a new video of the two suspects leaving the control room of the Metro station is beings studied. In the video clip, from a CCTV camera at the station, the two suspects are seen carrying bags on their shoulders. Despite wearing pollution masks, they were seen covering their foreheads with their hands. It proved that they were aware of the location of the CCTV cameras at the Metro station, source said.

According to a senior police officer, judging by the nature of the injury sustained by Kishore, it looked that the robbers had taken care not to stab him deep in the abdomen.

Police officials are also questioning why Kishore didn’t inform the other staffers immediately even though he was carrying a wireless set and a mobile phone. “He could have even followed his attackers as the wound was not very deep,” a police officer said on condition of anonymity. Immediately after the incident, a CISF officer spotted an injured Kishore in a washroom. Kishore told him about the robbery only after the officer asked about the blood on his shirt.

All these facts are baffling investigators, and they are trying to piece together the correct sequence of events.

In another significant development, CISF is drafting a circular making clear that people will now not be able to enter a Metro station with their faces covered with a mask.

The new rule will be applicable to both men and women. An official announcement will be made soon on this, said sources.

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