For these robbers, it was a case of too much to carry
Imagine a scenario where a group of robbers attack a businessman, rob his car full of cash but the amount is so big that they can’t take it with them and leave nearly Rs 25 lakh behind.delhi Updated: Jun 29, 2011 00:35 IST
Imagine a scenario where a group of robbers attack a businessman, rob his car full of cash but the amount is so big that they can’t take it with them and leave nearly Rs 25 lakh behind.
This is exactly what happened in one such robbery in Delhi. Surprisingly, the victim in the case had earlier claimed that he was carrying only Rs 40 lakh but later admitted that there was more than Rs 3 crore in the car. Police say as many as nine robbers were involved in the robbery. Three of the nine were arrested by the east district police on Tuesday and Rs 1.18 crore was recovered from them.
“The crime branch had earlier arrested one person who was behind the conspiracy and now we have arrested three more. The investigation has suggested that the crime was committed by more than five persons and the actual looted amount was more than Rs 3 crores,” Prabhakar, DCP (east) said. The arrested persons trio has been identified as Gurdev, Fahim and Fakru.
The incident took place on June 20 when four persons intercepted a WagonR around 9am and robbed the car’s occupants Rajesh Kumar Goyal and Ravi Kumar Goyal.
“They were robbed of Rs 15 lakh and robbers left Rs 25 lakh behind. The initial reports indicated that the robbers had escaped in a black Maruti Omni and on a black Pulsar motorcycle,” Prabhakar said. After Delhi police got to know the robbed amount was much more than was initially claimed, appropriate amendments were carried out in the legal provisions and the exact quantum of the looted amount was indicated in the case diaries.
“Further investigation to identify and arrest the remaining accused and to recover the remaining looted amount is on,” Prabhakar added.
Police sources said the two who were robbed were working with a real estate developer and were taking the money to Daryaganj. Although officers claimed that the victims didn’t know of the exact amount they were carrying, sources said they hadn’t wanted to reveal initially to evade Income Tax questioning.
On the day of the incident, the robbers decamped with the car and the money. The police have identified the nine robbers who were involved in the crime and said that two of them had stopped the car while the rest had surrounded the car. Police said the accused are auto-rickshaw drivers and knew that the businessmen were carrying a large amount of money.