4 arrested for highway robbery

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The Delhi Police arrested four people and busted a gang of highway robbers operating along the Delhi-Dhaula Kuan-Gurgaon route, an official said today.

The police yesterday arrested Rahul Kumar (24), a resident of Samaypur Badli, Birender Pratap (25), Kamlesh Kumar (28) and Tinku (20) -- all residents of Haiderpur, claimed that they had solved around 36 cases of highway robberies registered in various police stations.

Thirty-eight mobile phones, seven purses, one gold ring, eight ATM cards, five metro cards, five wrist watches, one passport, two knives, three cars and Rs 14,000 in cash were seized from them, Deputy Commissioner of Police Milind Dumbere said in a statement.

Acting on the complaints of some victims, a team from Vasant Kunj North police station was constituted and increased surveillance in the area, the statement said.

The cops said that the accused used to pick their targets who are waiting alone at Kapashera Border, Mahipalpur or at Dhaula Kuan.

"They would give a lift to the victim agreeing to drop him at his destination. They would make their victim sit between the two of the accused on the rear seat and after reaching near any dark patch they forcibly looted the victim by showing and injuring with a knife. After looting the victim, they used to throw him at some dark stretches," the police officer said.

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