Police on Thursday claimed to have smashed three gangs of burglars operating in the capital and arrested 12 people including seven Bangladeshi nationals in different parts of the city.
Stolen property including jewellery and other valuables worth lakhs of rupees were also recovered from the arrested persons, which include five teenagers.
In the first incident, two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested by Crime Branch sleuths in Sarojini Nagar locality of South Delhi after they received a specific information about their activities.
During interrogation, they confessed to have committed several burglaries in East and Southwest Delhi and named the other gang members and the person who used to purchase the stolen goods after which they were also arrested.
The arrested persons have been identified as Jahangir, Mohammed Lukmaan, Afzaal, Jahangir, all Bangladeshi nationals, and Punit Kumar, a goldsmith, police said and claimed to have solved 15 cases.
In another incident, three Bangladeshi nationals Mohd Kurban, Mohd Saleem and Munir Hussain were caught in Chandni Chowk locality of Old Delhi when they made an abortive bid to snatch a bag from a gold merchant.
They were nabbed after the police personnel monitoring CCTVs in the area spotted the businessman chasing the trio.
In the third incident, four teenagers were arrested in Farsh Bazaar area of East Delhi after police recived a tip off about the gang, which is involved in at least 20 cases of burglary.