The police have arrested six robbers, who allegedly targeted farmhouses on Tuesdays as they apparently considered it an auspicious day to carry out their act.
The police said this was the same gang that allegedly targetted German embassy official Danny Duske’s farmhouse at Ghittorni on November 3.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) HGS Dhaliwal said: “They were involved in robberies at two other farmhouses also. Mohammed Irfan, the gang leader, Mohammed Shahabudin, a double murder convict currently on bail, Paras, Baldev Raj, Rafiq and Munesh Kumar were arrested recently from Vasant Kunj.”
Dhaliwal said their favourite strike time was early Tuesday morning as it was supposed to be an auspicious day. “They learnt to operate gas cutters and scale high walls with ropes.”
Irfan was involved in more than 13 cases of attempt to murder burglary, and robbery, the DCP said.
The police said that they had recovered two pistols, two countrymade pistols, two knives, monkey caps, ropes, torches, surgical gloves, a glass-cutting instrument and house breaking tools.