Seven people, including a Delhi Police constable posted as a guard at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence and two women, were arrested for allegedly carrying out a robbery of R 25 lakh at the residence of a businessman in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area.
The woman entered the house claiming that they were conducting a census and were government employees. When the occupants let them in, they signalled other gang members to enter.
The women in the house -- Savitri and her daughter in-law, Jyoti -- were held at gunpoint and made to sit in separate rooms till the men ransacked the house and made with cash and jewellery.
During investigation, the police zeroed in on a suspect, one Ajay who was seen around the area on Sunday hours before the incident. He was detained and questioned.
Ajay said he was hired by one Satya Prakash, Savitri’s relative. He roped in the policeman, Sanjay Kumar, to help them.
“Sanjay arranged for a vehicle that was stolen in 2010 for the gang to escape after the robbery and provided Ajay with inputs about the getaway routes,” a senior police officer said.
After several raids, Satya Prakash was arrested. He told the police that he was a regular visitor to the businessman’s house and knew that he kept a lot of cash and jewellery at home.
“He employed two women, Pinki and Shikha, to get entry into the house. Pinki posed as census officer and gained entry in the house. She signaled Ajay and his associates to come inside. Shikha kept a watch outside,” a senior police officer said.
After the robbery, the gang went to Nangloi where they distributed the money among themselves and sold the jewellery to one Sunil Kumar. “We are trying to trace Sunil and other associates of Ajay. Investigation is still on,” a senior police officer said.