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Gurugram man robs uncle’s currency exchange staffer, held

Subhash Boken, spokesperson, city police, said while the victim was arguing with the three men, who had got down from the vehicle, the accused man driving the car got down and snatched the bag containing cash from the victim at gunpoint.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 20, 2019 06:33 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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The police said the victim took the bag containing cash from INA Metro station in Delhi to the Huda City Centre Metro station in the city.(BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO)

The police on Friday arrested five men for allegedly robbing a bag containing ₹6.53 lakh from the manager of a private money exchanger at gun point after ramming into his scooter.

The police said the plan behind the robbery was hatched by the nephew of the owner of the money exchanger, as he was privy to the fact that transactions worth at least ₹15 lakh were conducted daily by his uncle, and a staffer was usually deputed to transfer cash from one office space to another. He is among those arrested, the police said.

According to the police, the incident took place on Wednesday when the victim, Vinay Kumar, who works as a manager with a money exchanger in Sector 52, was asked by his employer, Irfan, to bring ₹6,53, 800 cash from their company office in INA Delhi in a bag to their office near Artemis hospital.

The police said the victim took the bag containing cash from INA Metro station in Delhi to the Huda City Centre Metro station in the city. He hopped on to a scooter, which was parked at the Metro station and had reached near Gate 3 of Ardee City when a Wagon R car, in which four men were seated, rammed into his scooter.

Subhash Boken, spokesperson, city police, said while the victim was arguing with the three men, who had got down from the vehicle, the accused man driving the car got down and snatched the bag containing cash from the victim at gunpoint.

“One of the accused, identified as Nilesh alias Nilu, 32, was arrested on Thursday from Lodhi Colony in Delhi and remanded to police custody for a day. During interrogation, he revealed the names of the other accused men, who were arrested on Friday near INA metro station in Delhi,” said Boken.

The police said all the accused men, Deepak Kumar (37) alias Sonu, Taukir (28), Anil alias Chachu (50) and Vijay (29), were staying at Harijan Camp near Lodhi Colony in Delhi. Boken said the plan was hatched by Taukir, nephew of Irfan, who was aware that his uncle’s company transferred money, often foreign currency, worth lakhs every day. “Taukir, a chicken seller, enlisted Vijay in the plan. Vijay also makes a living selling meat. On the day of the incident, Taukir had stayed at the Huda City Metro station to track the victim and later informed other accused men,” said Boken. The police said Anil alias Chachu was recently laid off from his job of a driver at a private firm and was in need of cash.

A case was registered against the accused men under sections 379- B (snatching), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Arms Act at sector 53 police station, said the police

First Published: Apr 20, 2019 06:33 IST