Four, including juvenile, held for robbery
Four persons, including a juvenile, were arrested for robbing a foreign exchange firm employee aboard a moving vehicle in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, police said on Monday.delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2011 23:38 IST
Four persons, including a juvenile, were arrested for robbing a foreign exchange firm employee aboard a moving vehicle in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, police said on Monday.
“The accused have been identified as Ravi Kumar, 24, Arjun, 23, Prakash, 21 and one of their juvenile associates who lives in the Chhatarpur area. On May 28, they had robbed Sayad Tanvir, a resident of Okhla, after waylaying him at the Fortis Hospital,” said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south).
According to police, the gang used to make calls to the offices of Foreign Exchange Companies on the pretext of exchange of foreign currency and call their representative(s) to a predesignated address.
Once the said company had fallen for their plan and assigned them a representative to make the transaction, the gang would call and ask him to meet them half-way before driving the victim to an isolated spot and robbing them.
“On the fateful day, Tanvir was directed by his employer to deliver R64,300 in cash against 1000 Euro at B-10, Vasant Kunj. Accordingly, he left, but on his way to Vasant Kunj, he received a call from the client who requested him to deliver the money in front of Fortis Hospital instead,” said a senior police officer.
When he reached Fortis Hospital, Tanvir was asked to sit in an Indigo car by the driver and, thereafter, taken to Church Road, Vasant Kunj.
“On the way, the driver was joined by three of his associates who drove him to an isolated place and robbed him of the cash in addition to his wristwatch and mobile phone. He was then pushed out of the moving vehicle,” the officer said.
Fortunately, Tanvir saw the gang drive past in the same vehicle while on his way to the Masoodpur market on Sunday.
He made a note of the vehicle’s registration number and informed the police. “Based on the tip-off from Tanvir, we intercepted the car around 4 pm during dedicated picket checking and recovered Rs 11,500, a wristwatch, a mobile phone, a computer monitor, a knife and the vehicle the gang had used in the commission of the crime,” DCP