The crime branch of Delhi Police has arrested five persons who had allegedly robbed 394 kg of silver ornaments from three employees of a cargo company by posing as police officers.
The police have recovered 274 kg of the robbed silver ornaments worth Rs 1.6 crore from them.
The arrested have been identified as Nawab Khan, 40, Eid Mohammad, 32, Vijay Sharma, 22, Manoj Kumar, 32, and Umesh Kumar Saini, 29, who were arrested from Civil Lines on Friday. Four members of the gang are still absconding.
Ashok Chand, DCP (crime) said that the arrests followed after a complaint was filed by Rajesh Puri, an employee of the cargo company. Puri told the police that he along with his co-workers had taken delivery of six parcels containing silver jewellery from parcel yard of old Delhi railway station and were taking them in a hand cart to their office in Chandni Chowk.
"On the way, four men posing as police officers stopped them and took them in a car on pretext of checking the consignment. They put the six parcels in the delivery van brought by them and later dropped the employees somewhere in Noida and decamped with the parcels," said Chand adding that an employee of the cargo company had given information to the accused about the consignment.