An eight-member gang, constituted prominently of persons of Bangladeshi origin, one of whom was allegedly involved in more than 200 cases of robbery and burglary, were arrested in south Delhi.
Police said Ikramul Haq (37), who is allegedly involved in more than 200 cases of robberies and dacoity, and his associates Khokan (35), Mohd Saleem (28), Mohd Sakil Sheikh (20) and Mohd Wakil (35) are from Bangladesh, while Mohd Habib (28), Anwar (29) and Surinder Singh (26) are of Indian origin.
“They were arrested from Vasant Kunj on April 30 following a tip off,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity.
Police said each member of the gang had been assigned a specific role.
“They would overpower their target's home by brandishing weapons, lock them in a room and escape with cash and other valuables in a new vehicle,” the officer said.
Police said Haq, the kingpin, would go back to Bangladesh with the looted jewellery and cash after big heists and return to the NCR after 3-4 months.
“Haq also used to dispose off the stolen gold and silver articles to a goldsmith in Bulandshahar and sent the money to Bangladesh through hawala,” the officer added.
Police said gold and silver jewellery worth lakhs of rupees, a country made pistol with two live cartridges, three button actuated knives, four stolen cars, etc., were recovered.