The local police on Friday claimed to have solved seven cases of snatching and a case of vehicle theft with the arrest of a 25-year-old man.
The police have recovered seven snatched gold chains and one stolen Pulsar motorcycle from his possession.Accused Pankaj used to shuttle between Chandigarh and Delhi while indulging in snatching. He sometimes used to come on motorcycle and on other occasions by bus to the city. The crime branch officials claimed that they received a tip off about Pankaj being involved in various cases of snatching and vehicle theft. The police got information that Pankaj could be nabbed from Najabgarh, Delhi.
Acting upon the information, on August 18, a team of crime branch, headed by sub inspector Krishan Kumar, was sent to Delhi along with the informer. The police managed to arrest Pankaj hailing from Sonepat in Haryana.The police also recovered two country-made pistols .32 bore along with nine live cartridges from his possession. Pankaj had kept the cartridges and pistol at a slum near Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26 here. A case in this regard has been registered under various sections of Arms Act at the Sector 26 police station.
Meanwhile, Pankaj, during his interrogation, disclosed that he had kept a gold chain with his minor friend, who is a resident of Najabgarh, Delhi. Pankaj claimed that he had snatched that chain from a lady at Sector 35D. According to police, Pankaj had made his base at Madrasi Colony, Sector 26. Police said they also arrested Pankaj’s accomplice from Sector 26 colony. Both accused were produced before the court on Friday from where Pankaj was sent to judicial custody for 14 days and his minor friend was sent to juvenile home at Sector 25 here.
Pankaj had snatched gold chains from areas falling under sectors 17, 26, 31, 36 and 3 police station. Maximum four snatchings were under Sector 17 police jurisdiction. The police claimed that Pankaj was involved in several cases of snatching and theft registered with Delhi Police and Sonepat, Haryana. Pankaj is reportedly involved insuch offences for a year.