Police arrest Black goggles gang leader
Accused involved in number of robberies in Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana.delhi Updated: Nov 29, 2010 23:24 IST
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested an alleged gangster who is said to have been the leader of the 'black goggles gang'. To rob his victims of their belongings, he used to blindfold and make them wear black goggles.
According to Crime Branch officers, the accused Sumit Narula is involved in not only 20 cases of robberies in the Capital, but 12 in Mumbai as well.
"He is involved in more than 20 cases of robberies, carjacking, vehicle-thefts and cases of drugging in Delhi, Mumbai and Haryana.
He is also wanted by the Mumbai police for his involvement in similar crimes. A countrymade pistol and two live cartridges have been recovered from his possession," said Ashok Chand, deputy commissioner of police (Crime).
The police said Narula used to first abduct people and then blinfold them. Then he used to make them wear black sunglasses so that no one could suspect that the victims were being robbed. Narula was apprehended near Sports Complex Dwarka, Delhi.
"Narula, along with his associates, committed crimes in Haryana, Delhi and Pune in 2008. He was arrested. After his release on bail in the beginning of 2010, Narula and his associates shifted their base to Mumbai. Their modus operandi was to rob or steal cars and then choose prospective targets and offer them lift in their car," added Chand.
Once inside the car, they would overpower the victim at gunpoint and then rob him of cash and ATM cards. They would then force the victim to disclose the secret PIN code of ATM cards and thereafter withdraw money. They would then drop the victim at a lonely place, police said.
"Another modus operandi was to hire a vehicle and then offer the driver drinks laced with sedatives and decamp with the vehicle once the driver falls asleep. They also robbed vehicles at gunpoint," added Chand.