Four persons, allegedly operating a gang of highway robbers wanted in at least two states, were arrested in outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri area with stolen medicines worth more than Rs 1.25 crore, police said on Sunday.
The accused have been identified as Sanjay, 22, Sandeep, 27, Suresh, 23 and Sonu, 20.
DCP (outer) BS Jaiswal said Sanjay, Sandeep, Suresh and Sonu were apprehended from Sultanpuri on Saturday evening. “The arrests came while investigating a loot case. A truck, carrying medicines and bearing a Himachal Pradesh numberplate, was looted by the gang at gunpoint in Kurukshetra on December 9,” DCP Jaiswal said. Police said a team was formed to launch a crackdown on highway robberies. The truck was found abandoned at a secluded place in Burari.
Police said the truck, carrying medicines, was robbed around 1.30am near Malikpur village in Kurukshetra by the gang members, who were travelling in two cars — each equipped with VIP flashlights. The medicines were being transported from Baddi in Himachal Prashesh to Nagpur.
“On December 17, we learnt that the culprits would be transporting the looted medicines on a truck, stolen from Narela, to be disposed of in Haryana. We learnt that they would be passing through Sultanpuri Terminal,” DCP Jaiswal said.
At 7:45pm, we noticed the truck going towards a police picket from Sector 20 in Rohini. It was stopped at the main road and the gang members were arrested, police said.
“The accused have confessed to the crime. They said they first dumped the stolen cargo at a hideout in Ghevra More near Delhi border. The booty was to be transported in several batches before being resold,” he added.