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6 men wanted for robbery and attempt to kill a Delhi cop, arrested

The arrested men are believed to be from Bangladesh. One Bangladeshi passport was among the things recovered from them.

delhi Updated: Aug 08, 2018 10:26 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Police officials said the six men, believed to be Bangaldeshis, had also tried to kill a cop in east Delhi two weeks ago.(HT Photo )

Police officials on Tuesday said they have arrested six men, who are believed to from Bangladesh, for alleged involvement in six cases of dacoity and burglary in Delhi, Bengaluru and Kerala. The Delhi Police said the alleged robbers had also tried to kill a cop in east Delhi two weeks ago.

The police recovered two country-made pistols, stolen jewellery, one Bangladeshi passport, one Aadhaar card, two knives and tools that the police suspect were used to break into homes. Police said the six men — identified as Islam (32), Ikram (30), Sohail (28), Harun (46), Salim alias Appan (40), and Suttan Sheikh (29) — are citizens of Bangladesh. The police said the seized passport belongs to Salim. The others are yet to produce citizenship documents.

Deputy commissioner of police (east) Pankaj Singh said the police have informed the Bangladesh High Commission about the six men.

Singh said that on July 27, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot at by the arrested gang members, who had entered a house in Preet Vihar to commit a dacoity.

“ASI Lokesh was hit on his head with a pistol’s butt and was shot in his left shoulder when he overpowered one of the robbers. They managed to flee even as ASI Lokesh and in-charge of another patrolling van fired at them,” said Singh.

A case of attempt to kill a policeman on duty was registered and teams were formed to identify and nab the men. One of the teams scanned the areas near the railway track through which the men had fled and found a bag that they had dropped while fleeing.

“We found some items that helped us identify the suspects. Ikram was the first to be arrested from near Kanpur Central Railway Station last week. His interrogation led to the arrest of five others from Delhi and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh,” he added.

During the interrogation, the DCP said, Ikram revealed that he lived in Delhi’s Mandawali area since his childhood as his father was into scrap business. Ikram has been in touch with his associates, living in Delhi as well as Bangladesh.

“With no source of income, Ikram formed a gang and roped his Bangladeshi friends to commit dacoity and burglary,” said a police officer associate with the case.

The police said the gang had committed three dacoities last year — two in Kerala and another in Bangalore. Some of their associates were arrested earlier in the three cases.

First Published: Aug 08, 2018 10:26 IST