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Five held for armed robbery in northeast Delhi’s Usmanpur

Delhi police recovered Rs 1.6 lakh of the robbed cash from the five men along with four pistols and two scooters used in the crime in Usmanpur.

delhi Updated: Jul 31, 2018 12:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Police arrested five men who had robbed a man of Rs 11 lakh in northeast Delhi’s Usmanpur earlier this month. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Police arrested five men who had robbed a man of Rs 11 lakh in northeast Delhi’s Usmanpur earlier this month. Two of the arrested accused had been declared proclaimed offenders in past cases registered against them while another carried a cash reward on his arrest.

The accused, Abid alias Mota (28),was a proclaimed offender in several heinous criminal cases of murder and robbery while Arif alis Raju (34) was declared a proclaimed offender in a murder case. Police said accused Anil (27) carried a reward of Rs 15,000 on his arrest. The other two men are Asif alias Nazim (23) and Salman (26), an auto driver.

Police recovered Rs 1.6 lakh of the robbed cash from the five men along with four pistols and two scooters used in the crime. Police said on July 16, at 9.13am, a call was received at New Usmanpur police station alerting them that a few bikers were spotted firing in the air on Pushta Road.

Deputy commissioner of police (northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur said after a police team reached the spot, one Narender Aggarwal, who lives in Kartar Nagar and works with a multinational company as a distributor, told police he had been robbed.

He told police that he was going to his office on his motorcycle along with his colleague, Sushil Kumar, when they were intercepted by two bike-borne men and were robbed of Rs 11 lakh at gunpoint.

“The anti-auto theft squad of northeast district, while probing the robbery, scanned through the CCTV footage from the vicinity of the crime spot and also questioned several people to some leads. An input was received that the gang led by Abid alias Mota is suspected to have robbed Aggarwal. Several raids were then conducted on the gang’s hideouts and, on Sunday, following a tip-off, the five men were arrested. During questioning, all of them confessed to their involvement in the robbery,” Thakur said.

Police also found out that the gang members used to contact each other on social media platforms and via apps. “From the robbed money, the gang purchased new weapons to conduct more robberies,” the DCP said.

First Published: Jul 31, 2018 12:24 IST