Mumbai gang behind ‘khaki’ crimes
The Delhi police are looking for a Mumbai-based gang of cheats who allegedly fly to the Capital and dupe women of their jewellery by posing as Delhi Police personnel. They return to Mumbai after committing as many as 10 such crimes in a row, police said.delhi Updated: Jan 24, 2012 01:21 IST
The city police are looking for a Mumbai-based gang of cheats who allegedly fly to the Capital and dupe women of their jewellery by posing as Delhi Police personnel. They return to Mumbai after committing as many as 10 such crimes in a row, police said.
The gang had recently targeted four women in different parks of the Capital. A woman named ‘Khala’ is said to be the kingpin of the gang and reportedly operates from a slum cluster in Kalyan area of Mumbai, police said. The gang — Yunus Shahpur gang — is allegedly named after Yunus Shahpur, an infamous criminal who passed away a couple of years ago.
A Delhi Police officer said the south district police had busted the same gang in 2010.
“The gang members follow a unique modus operandi. They use police uniform to execute the crimes. Apart from travelling in flights, they move on stolen bikes, bearing the registration number of Maharashtra. They abandon the motorcycles before leaving for their hometown,” said the officer.
Aruna, 56, of Green Park, allegedly became the latest victim of the gang on January 17. She was on her way back home from Deer Park after morning walk when a man stopped her and asked her to meet another person.
“This person in police uniform asked her to hand over her gold bangles to them on the pretext of wrapping them in a newspaper,” the officer said. He added, “She gave her gold bangles to them and they wrapped it in a newspaper. Later, when she opened the packet she found her jewellery missing.”
First Published: Jan 24, 2012 00:13 IST