Gurgaon: Reel turns real as robbers posing as CID officials strike loot family at gunpoint
The gang of around 10 men told the owner they had information that illegal weapons had been stockpiled in the house and they wanted to carry out searchesgurgaon Updated: Jul 21, 2017 22:23 IST
In an incident bearing uncanny similarities to hit Bollywood con flick ‘Special 26’, a gang of around 10 men posed as officials of Criminal investigation department (CID) and looted a family at gun point after entering a house in the outskirts of Farruknagar, 22 km from Gurgaon. The incident took place in the wee hours of Friday.
As per the complainant, the accused were carrying iron rods, sticks, and country-made weapons and were only wearing undergarments.The police suspect the role of tribal gangs, as Farrukhnagar and neighbouring Pataudi have seen similar incidents in which tribal gangs posed as cops to carry out criminal activities.
On January 28, a gang posing as policemen entered the rooms of labourers at a factory site in Mandpura village in Pataudi and allegedly gang-raped two women and looted their families.
According to the police, around 10 men entered the house of Hari Ram alias Akbar Yadav in Chand Nagar ki Dhani around 3am claiming to be officials from CID.
“The accused told the house owner that they had received information that illegal weapons had been stockpiled in his house and they had come to carry out searches. The owner told them that he had no weapons, but allowed them to check the house, thus giving them an opportunity to carry out the heist,” Tanya Singh, ACP Pataudi , said.
As soon as the criminals entered the house, Yadav sensed that they were not policemen but criminals who had come to loot them. “The criminals took the family at gun point and asked for keys and when the woman refused to part with it, they turned violent,” Singh said.
Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar also went to the spot. A forensic team and sniffer dogs were also rushed to the spot to gather more clues from the scene. ACP Singh said that teams have been formed to probe the case and the culprits will be nabbed soon.
As soon as they gained entry into the house, three men stood at the main gate and two others went to the roof of the house and took positions, Yadav alleged. He said the accused tied him up and asked his wife Omwati to handover the keys. As she refused, they hit her with an iron rod, he said.
He said three of them then went inside the house, dragged his daughter-in-law Babita and grandson Naveen out and snatched earrings from the former.
He said as the accused threatened to shoot his grandson, he gave up all resistance and told the gang members to leave him and take whatever they want. The accused took the keys of the almirahs and looted ₹1.05 lakh, five gold rings, one gold chain, two pairs of earrings and several small ornaments along with two mobile phones.
After the gang members left the spot, Yadav’s wife cut him loose. He rushed to the house of his relative Rajbir and found his main gate left ajar. The house was locked from outside and when he broke into a room it became obvious that the house had also been looted by the same gang. A tin full of desi ghee, some cash and important documents were missing from the room.
First Published: Jul 21, 2017 22:23 IST