A 27-year-old fitness trainer has been arrested by Delhi Police for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery of Rs 30 lakh in north Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh on February 16.
The gym trainer and his associates had allegedly assaulted two businessmen in front of DDA flats in Gulabi Bagh and then robbed them of their money. The robbers had also fired bullets at the two victims, who escaped unhurt.
Four of them were arrested on February 25 by a team of the central range, crime branch, while the gym trainer, Ankit alias Munna, was still absconding. Ankit was arrested on March 1 by a team led by ACP NK Meena and inspector Ashish Kumar under the supervision of additional DCP Sushil Kumar.
Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner of police (crime), said they had received information about Ankit’s movements in north Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar. The police then learnt that he would come near MCD Colony in Dhaka Village.
“Based on the information, a trap was laid near the MCD Colony. Ankit was apprehended after he arrived in a Honda City car. He initially tried to mislead our team members with wrong personal information. But when we confronted him with evidence collected against him, Ankit confessed to his involvement in the robbery case reported in Gulabi Bagh,” said Yadav.
Ankit’s interrogation, Yadav said, revealed that the Honda City car was used in the crime. The police recovered Rs 46,000 from him that was part of the robbed money. Ankit disclosed that he had received Rs 3 lakh as his share in the robbery. “We recovered Rs 1 lakh more from his house,” said Yadav.
Born in 1989 in Delhi, Ankit started working as a fitness trainer in Rohini after passing Class 12. After working for a year, Ankit left the job as he was not satisfied with the salary he was getting. He aspired to become rich overnight and tried to join gangs of cheats but eventually landed up with Manish Jain’s gang that carries out robberies.
On February 16, Ankit and his gang members looted Rs 30 lakh from two businessmen after assaulting and firing at them. Four of them, Manish Jain, Krishan Kumar, Rohit Kumar, and Sumit Rathi alias Boxer were arrested in the case. The police seized Rs 5 lakh, a Santro car and a motorcycle from them.