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‘Armymen robbers’ gang busted, four arrested

The police arrested four men and ended their six-month stint with crime.

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2011 23:56 IST
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The police arrested four men and ended their six-month stint with crime.

Delhi Police said Desraj, Tejpal, Zubair and Ashish were involved in robbing innocent people and they mainly operated in Lutyen’s Delhi and near railway stations.

It was hard not to get intimidated as these criminals would be dressed head to toe in Army fatigue, sporting the iconic crew cut associated with the forces.

They even had key rings with the Delhi Police insignia.

They were arrested from Ashoka Road-Man Singh Road crossing when trying to rob a man, Sanjeev Kumar. He was being bundled in a car by the accused when two beat policemen of Delhi Police rescued him.

“They had fixed signs for all the three railway stations. If the accused touched his ear it meant that the commuter wanted to go to the Old Delhi railway station, if nose then Nizamuddin and hair for New Delhi railway station.

Accordingly their accomplices, who wait in a car, would arrive and offer a lift after getting the hint,” said a senior police officer.

Kumar told the police that he was waiting for a bus at Shah Jahan Road for New Delhi railway station when two of the four accused walked up to him and started talking.

“The accused asked him where he was headed. A car suddenly stopped in front of him and the accused said that they were also going in the car to the railway station,” said VA Gupta, additional deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi).

They then asked him for his money and wallet. When Kumar refused, the accused threatened him and said that they were from the army.