Two men have been arrested for looting three petrol pump employees at Vivek Vihar in east Delhi early last month, the police said on Friday.
Identified as Aakil, 25, and Wasim, 24, both residents of Meerut, the duo had waylaid and robbed the occupants of a car transporting the day’s earnings — over Rs. 36 lakh — of three east Delhi petrol pumps on August 11, said Ajay Chaudhary, additional commissioner of police (southeast).
“Vinod Kumar, a helper at the Victory Service Station in GTB Enclave, and the employees of two other petrol pumps were going to deposit their daily earnings at a bank in Vivek Vihar when they were waylaid around 9.30 am,” said additional CP Chaudhary.
The employees had just reached the ITI underpass at Vivek Vihar in their car when Aakil and Wasim, who were on a motorcycle, overtook it and forced them to stop, police said.
“When the occupants of the car attempted to run away with the money, Aakil and Wasim open fire and fled,” Chaudhary said. The occupants were injured.
On September 18, the police received information about Aakil’s whereabouts and arrested him from the Badarpur border while he was entering Delhi from Faridabad. Wasim was arrested soon after.
“Looted cash amounting to Rs. 12.4 lakh, jewellery worth Rs. 2.5 lakh purchased with part of the booty, one pulsar motorcycle, a pistol and two live cartridges of .32 bore and a stolen Passion motorcycle have been recovered,” Chaudhary added.