THE CITY police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and recovered six cell phones from them. The gang allegedly committed robberies in Shahpura, Habibganj and adjoining localities.
The gang members, Mukesh Chakre, 20, a resident of Gulmohar Colony, Mukesh Bhansare, 24, a resident of Bharat Nagar, Mahesh Bharse, 22, a resident of Indira Nagar and Sachin, 20, a resident of Saraswati Nagar, were arrested. Chakre is the gang leader, police said.
The accused recently robbed Hariom Mewade, the salesman of a telecom company in Shahpura. Mewade was carrying Rs 16,500 cash and a cell phone on person.
He was also injured in the incident. The gang also looted handbags and cell phones in other localities. During interrogation, the gang allegedly confessed to robbing a girl, Shivani Shrivastava, of two cell phones near Arera Palace
Hotel on September 21 and snatching a cell phone of one, Rahul Tapadia, near Lalghati on June 10.
They also confessed robbing one, Raman Singh, of two cell phones and cash in Govindpura. The police are interrogating the accused.
The MP Nagar police also arrested two youths, Sanju and Gautam, both residents of Bhim Nagar, for robbing a youth of his cell phone and Rs 300 cash.
The accused had robbed Anand Shendey, a native of Chhindwara, near Chinar Park at knifepoint. The two allegedly confessed to their involvement in the robbery, police said.