Two held for robbery, valuables worth Rs 50 lakh recovered from hideouts
The police on Wednesday arrested two man, who confessed to have committed more than 150 robberies in Western UP area. The police have also recovered jewellery worth R50 lakh from their hideouts.delhi Updated: Mar 17, 2011 00:01 IST
The police on Wednesday arrested two man, who confessed to have committed more than 150 robberies in Western UP area. The police have also recovered jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh from their hideouts.
The two accused — Khushnood Ahmed and Mohammed Sahid, both 30 years old, were arrested from Modinagar area. A jeweller was also arrested for buying the stolen valuables from the accused, police said. However, kingpin Naushad Ahmed, who allegedly owns properties worth Rs 5 crore in Saharanpur district fled the spot, police said.
“The kingpin owns a huge property in Gangoh area of Saharanpur besides 500 cattle. He procured all these assets with the help of robberies and later invested them in properties,” senior superintendent of police (SSP) Raghubir Lal said. Before targeting a house, the gang used to ensure that nearby houses are locked from outside to avoid any resistance, police said. HTC