Five persons, including three from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, were arrested on Wednesday in connection with a Rs 25 lakh loot case.
The city police have arrested Abdul Sattar, history-sheeter Nayeem and Sahnawaz (all the three from Muzaffarnagar) and two Noida residents – Rajpal, a washer man in Sector 11 and Kaasif, a bouncer at a pub in the Great India Place Mall. According to the police, Sattar claimed to be associated with some parties.
According to the police, Sanjay Gupta, a resident of Sector 11, had gone to Meerut with his family to attend a wedding function when eight miscreants came to his house posing as sales tax officer and held an employee hostage and looted cash and goods worth about Rs 25-30 lakh on April 30. During investigation the police found that the local washer man leaked the information to the robbers.
The police said the gang had planned this loot a month ago. “These gangsters are involved in many cases. Nayeem came out from jail a month back. Sattar was arrested in Mumbai in a loot case,” said Praveen Kumar, senior superintendent of police (SSP). “Washer man Rajpal during the interrogation gave vital information which led to the arrests,” said Kumar.
Police have so far recovered Rs 3 lakh cash and valuables worth Rs 20 lakh. “We are yet to recover Rs 5 lakh cash. The two gang members are still at large,” the SSP said.