Five people, including an MBA were arrested for their alleged involvement in more than 50 cases of robbery, snatching and vehicle theft in the NCR by the inter-state cell of the crime branch on Wednesday, police said.
According to police, the five belong to the notorious Manoj Bihari gang and have been identified as Manoj Kumar Kejriwal (35), Parveen Shankar (27), Rahul Anand (26), Hari Om (23) and Mahesh Kumar (35).
“Shanker has an MBA degree from Symbiosis University in Pune and Kejriwal is a graduate in History from Ranchi University,” said Neeraj Thakur, ACP (crime).
The gang had been involved in several cases of robbery and other crimes in the Kalyanpuri, Kapashera, Palam Vihar, Udyog Vihar, Rajinder Park area of Gurgaon and other parts of NCR, police said.
According to police, the gang was arrested from the Geeta Colony area of east Delhi on March 26 and a semi-automatic pistol, two country-made pistols, three stolen motorcycles and some jewellery was recovered from their person.
“During interrogation, it came to light that the gang had robbed a journalist at gunpoint in Kalyanpuri area on March 6,” the officer said.
On March 20, the gang had reportedly committed a robbery at Gurgaon and then robbed a woman at gunpoint.
Police said the gang had then mortgaged the looted jewellery for Rs 69,000.
“Shanker and Anand have served a jail term of two years at a Patna Jail for their
involvement in a robbery case and have been involved in dozens of cases of heinous crimes at various places in that city,” added Thakur.
Police said Hari Om and Kumar, the gang's other members, were apprehended at their instance from the Inderlok police station.
A stolen bike was recovered from them immediately after being placed under arrest.