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Gang’s success story: Shifts, multi-tasking

Multi-tasking. You’ve probably heard this term being used in corporate offices. But the term has got a whole new meaning now, all thanks to a bunch of thugs, two of who the police have arrested.

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2010 00:53 IST
HT Correspondent

Multi-tasking. You’ve probably heard this term being used in corporate offices. But the term has got a whole new meaning now, all thanks to a bunch of thugs, two of who the police have arrested.

These goons started their day by snatching a few chains and cellphones from sleepy morning walkers, spent the afternoons burgling houses and the evenings were reserved for small robberies, muggings and the nights for car theft.

If they had time to spare, they would spend that at nearby religious places pickpocketing devotees. Praying for atonement was a thought that never came to them.

The gang had an impressive crime timetable that kept them busy all day long. Interestingly, the work was divided in shifts.

The gang has a bunch of guys who are experts in house thefts.

Two members of this ‘multi-tasking’ gang, known as the ‘Gora Gang’, were arrested by the Lodhi Colony Police. The gnag has apparently been involved in every possible type of street crime. Each member of the gang is as good as any professional motorcycle stuntman.

The gang, with nearly 20 members, has committed a spate of street crimes in South and West Delhi.


A crime timetable

Details of the gang’s modus operandi came with the arrest of Deepak (20) and Gurmeet (23). The South Delhi Police says that nearly 30 incidents of snatchings, vehicle thefts and robberies in West Delhi have been solved with the arrest of these two.

They practised hard

The police say the gang members practice their motorcycle stunts on open roads.
“They would perform stunts collectively to sharpen their driving skills so that they can outsmart the police in case of a chase. These tricks were also used to commit crimes like snatchings,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H.G.S. Dhaliwal.

Past crimes

The police said the gang was allegedly involved in an incident in Lajpat Nagar in which more than Rs 50 lakh was burgled. During the course of investigation, two police constables were also arrested along with them. “Gurmeet played an instrumental role in the commission of this burglary. After their release from jail, they returned to their criminal ways under the command of ‘Gora’, an expert snatcher and stuntman involved in more than 100 cases of road snatchings,” said Dhaliwal.