The anti-extortion cell of the Delhi Police Crime Branch has apprehended four robbers, among them a former household help, who mimicked a female voice to conceal his identity.
The arrest barely 10 days after they allegedly robbed a house at gunpoint at Najafgarh in southwest Delhi.
Police recovered jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh from their possession. The accused — alleged gang leader Santosh Ram alias Jangli (26), Santosh Kumar (32), Radhey Shyam (20) and Rahul Amin (28) — were arrested by a Crime Branch team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jasvir Mallik and SI Ravi Dutt from Dwarka.
“Interrogation revealed that gang leader Jangli was allegedly known to one Ajay who had earlier worked—first as domestic help, and then as a driver —at the victim’s home,” said Neeraj Thakur, additional commissioner of police (crime). None of them were verified with the police.
According to the police, Ajay played a major role in the robbery too. “In an attempt to conceal his identity and confuse locked domestic helps, Ajay mimicked female voice to guide his accomplices while they robbed the house,” said Thakur.
On November 29 evening , the four accused had allegedly robbed a businessman’s Najafgarh residence after the family went to attend a wedding.
Armed with pistols and knives, the gang allegedly entered the house from the kitchen entrance, threatened the three servants, forced them into a room and plundered the residence, police said.
Jangli had allegedly surveyed the victim’s neighbourhood and made a plan with Ajay before calling his accomplices to Najafgarh on November 29 for the robbery.
Eight hundred grams of gold, diamond jewellery and 1.5 kg silver, all worth over Rs. 15 lakh, one handycam, one digital camera and Rs. 18,600 in cash were recovered from the accused.