Garment robbery case: Five accused land in police net
Five members of an ‘uncle-nephew’ gang were arrested by the Central district police on Tuesday for allegedly robbing a Mahindra delivery vehicle loaded with readymade garments on February 22.
The robbers had also allegedly stabbed the driver before huddling him inside their Wagon R car.
The arrested were identified as Pankaj (22), Gyan Singh (30), lab assistant, Rohit Gupta (21), Satendra Rai (22) and Ranjit (23).
Devesh Chandra Srivastava, additional CP (Central) said the gang was busted by a joint team comprising inspectors Satendra Mohan and Jagbir Singh.
The alleged mastermind of the gang — Vishnu — was released from jail on a 15-day parole in February. He then planned the robbery along with the gang members.
“On February 22, the gang apprehended Dinesh, who was taking a consignment of 18 cartons of jeans. They stabbed and abducted him at gun-point. Dinesh was later pushed out of their car in the Connaught Place area,” said Srivastava, adding that the Wagon R car was stolen by the accused three days prior to the robbery.
Accused Pankaj wanted to sell the looted garments at his garments shop, the police said.
Another accused Rohit joined the gang as he needed money to visit night clubs and pubs.
Meanwhile, Vishnu returned to Tihar Jail on March 3 after completing his parole.
The police would secure his production warrant for interrogating him in the robbery case. Vishnu was convicted for his alleged involvement in a murder case that took place inside the Buddha Garden in 2009.