The Delhi Police has found succour in cooperation and decided to strengthen its bonhomie with the police forces of seven of the capital’s neighbouring states.
Encouraged by the breakthrough in the Chandigarh jewellery heist in just 72 hours, the Delhi Police has decided to push for interstate coordination meetings on a monthly basis.
“Criminals are going hi-tech and adopting the hit-and-move approach. The only way we can check them is by sprucing-up the coordination and intelligence network between the law enforcement agencies in these states,” Delhi Police chief BK Gupta told Hindustan Times.
He said interstate coordination had helped Delhi Police crack various cases such as a robbery at a jewellery showroom in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and the Dhaula Kuan rape case.
“In this case, for instance, more than 50 police officers from two different police forces conducted raids across the NCR. It was not just the increase in manpower, but also the intelligence network that paid dividends. It took us just 72 hours to conduct raids and recover the loot,” he said adding that he would push for the interstate coordination meeting to be made a monthly affair on January 18.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police sources said the Soni brothers, who had hatched the plan, had concealed the stolen merchandise at their Vaishali residence.
“The jewels were stuffed in two gunny bags kept in a washing machine and the 1,000 stolen cellphones were spread under the mattress of a double-bed,” said a senior police officer.
Ghaziabad police said that two of the accused, Anuj Singh and Ajay Singh, were sons of UP police constable Hem Singh, posted at Falavda police station in Meerut.