Two members of Irani gang caught in Lucknow
Identified as Ali Mirza, 42, and Jain Hussain, 43, both hail from Thane district, the police said, adding their names surfaced in 31 loot cases registered at 16 police stations in Lucknow
The Lucknow police on Wednesday arrested two men, said to be members of the infamous Irani gang, who were involved in dozens of cases of loot in Lucknow. The two targeted elderly persons and women and robbed them of their valuables after disguising themselves as police officials.
Identified as Ali Mirza, 42, and Jain Hussain, 43, both hail from Thane district, the police said, adding their names surfaced in 31 loot cases registered at 16 police stations in Lucknow; 12 of them were registered against Mirza alone.
The accused were arrested from Banda crossing under Gazipur police station limits.
Explaining their modus operandi, Akash Kulhari, joint commissioner of police (Crime, Law & Order), said the duo lived in hotels in Gomti Nagar and PGI area when they came to Lucknow, and then perform a recce of the area to choose their target.
Gold and silver jewellery, ₹50,000 in cash and a two-wheeler were recovered from their possession, the cop added.
“We’ve learnt that these people are members of the Irani gang, which is active in various parts of India. They speak Persian as well. Further investigation is underway,” he added.