Three arrested for duping people through magic

With the arrest of three men Delhi Police claimed to have busted a gang which would organize magic shows and dupe people by diverting their attention.

According to police, the accused have been identified as Hamid Ali, Hussain and Arbid Khan.

They were arrested from Bhalswa Dairy. 10 mobile phones, one iron rod and an Eeco car used in crimes by the gang have been recovered from their possession, police said. Police also said that with the arrest of the three, 10 cases of robbery have been solved.

The incident came to the fore on March 25, when the complainant, Pradeep Prasad Verma, an Uber taxi driver had parked his car near the IIT gate. In the mean time, two boys came on a motor cycle and robbed him of his belongings by threatening him with a sharp object.

During investigation, it was revealed that by using the ATM card of victim, the culprits had withdrawn cash Rs 25,000 from the ATM of Kotak Mahindra Bank, in Hauz Khas. On receipt of specific input about the culprits, the police teams raided in JJ cluster, Bhalaswa Dairy, and arrested all the four accused persons, said police.

During interrogation the gang revealed that they used to organize magic shows on road and used to cheat people on the pretext of doubling their cash using magical powers.

“They would identify vulnerable targets in the crowd and target them. They would ask the target to part with their belongings. Then they would ask the person to walk for several meters in a particular direction.  The gang would in the meantime board an Eeco car and fled the spot,” a police officer said.

The gang members used to target people in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida in the morning from 7 am to 11 am and would target people at road side. After committing the crime in a particular area, they would change the place for the next few days. They are suspected to have committed more than 100 such incidents.

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