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Bairagarh robbery was planned by ?friend?

CITY POLICE have nabbed the accused in a robbery at Bairagarh, a fortnight ago when three motorcycle-borne youths were robbed at knifepoint.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 01:46 IST

CITY POLICE have nabbed the accused in a robbery at Bairagarh, a fortnight ago when three motorcycle-borne youths were robbed at knifepoint.

Surprisingly, one of them was involved with robbers and had planned the robbery, police said. The incident occurred on May 25 when three friends, Viplav Haldar, Avinash Babu and Bhushan Patil were riding a motorcycle towards Kailash Nagar celebrating their success in their  examinations.

Viplav picked up his friends—Avinash and Bhushan, from their houses and after the party were returning when he stopped on the pretext of attending nature’s call.

Meanwhile, unidentified knife-wielding youths appeared from nowhere and robbed Bhushan and Avinash of their cell phone and gold chain apart from Viplav’s motorcycle on which they sped off.

During investigations the police found that two youths were trying to sell a gold chain that appeared stolen. They were subsequently caught and interrogated. The duo—Sunny Thakur, a history-sheeter and Inu DeSilva, confessed that Viplav had planned to rob his friends from the Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Sunny along with his accomplices Shanu and Vinod were waiting in the dark and had robbed Avinash and Bhushan when they were returning after the party. Later, they left the motorcycle at the airport, which was recovered the next day.

The police have arrested Sunny, Inu and Vinod apart from seizing the knife. The rest of the two accused, Shanu and Viplav are yet to be arrested. The hunt is on for them.

Sunny is on the watch-list of the Bairagarh, police. He has been arrested in the past for robbery in TT Nagar besides making a false complaint of motorcycle theft though he had himself modified his own motorcycle and in order to get the insurance money got the complaint registered. He was also booked for stealing computers from a school in the past.