A gang of robbers and carjackers in Delhi-NCR that allegedly used Uber cabs for their crimes, was busted by the Delhi Police crime branch.
One member of the gang, a driver with Uber, has been arrested for his alleged association with the ‘Danish-Monu’ gang of robbers and carjackers, police said on Thursday.
Police arrested a Uber cab driver, Mohammad Intezar, 34, who was involved in two crimes reported in Delhi and Noida in 2015 and 2016.
Intezar used to ferry gang members posing as passengers in his cab before and after any crime. Intezar was last arrested in a house robbery case reported from Pandav Nagar area in east Delhi in March 2015.
A Hyundai Xcent car, owned by Intezar and allegedly belonging to Uber, was seized by the police. They claim the taxi was used by Intezar and other gang members when they robbed a Honda City car near Wave shopping mall in Noida in May this year.
A case of carjacking was registered at the Sector-20, Noida police station, said police.
Investigators told HT they were interrogating Intezar to find out how exactly he managed to get a job with Uber, despite having a criminal case against him for which he was already arrested.
They suspect he provided Uber with forged documents for permission to be associated with them.
Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner of police (crime branch), said Intezar was arrested on July 5 after assistant sub-inspector Yudhveer Singh received information that he was wanted in Noida’s carjacking case.
More information revealed that Intezar would come near Goyla Dairy in Dwarka to meet his associates.
“Accordingly, a trap by our team led by ACP Sanjay Sehrawat and Inspector PC Khanduri near the dairy. When Intezar arrived driving his Uber cab, out team signalled him to stop. He tried to flee but was successfully apprehended,” said Yadav.
Questioning Intezar revealed he joined the Danish-Monu gang around a year ago. The gang members used his services in one of the crimes committed in Noida. “We are interrogating him to ascertain if he was involved in some more crimes,” the officer said.