Ex-employee, six others held for robbing petrol pump owner of Rs12.76 lakh

Ravindra Yadav, a former employee who had left his job in January, told his brother-in-law Deepak Yadav about the large amount of cash dealt with at the petrol pump. The roped in more people to rob the owner, Ravinder Pal Singh Chauhan.

noida Updated: Jul 07, 2017 22:47 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad
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The Ghaziabad Police on Friday arrested seven members of a gang who robbed a petrol pump owner of Rs 12.76 lakh, near Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)

The Ghaziabad police on Friday nabbed a group of seven men who had allegedly robbed Rs12.76 lakh in cash from a petrol pump owner near Hindon airbase in Sahibabad on June 12. One of the men is a former employee of the victim, Ravinder Pal Singh Chauhan, who was robbed of the cash by two men on a bike. He was on his way to a bank to deposit the cash when he the incident took place.

According to the police, the plan was hatched by Ravindra Yadav, the former employee, who had left his job in January and later told his brother-in-law, Deepak Yadav, about the large amount of cash dealt with at the petrol pump. On the day of the incident, locals spotted two bikers breaking the windows of Chauhan’s Hyundai i10 car and fled with the bag of cash, police added.

“After Ravindra told Deepak about the cash they dealt with, Deepak got in touch with Akhilesh, who has several cases of robbery and theft against him. He roped in five other persons and planned to rob the victim on June 12,” said HN Singh, senior superintendent of police (SSP).

According to the police, around 1.45pm on June 12, Chauhan, 52, was driving his car from the petrol pump in Karhera to the bank near the airbase. Two bikers intercepted him when the vehicle slowed down due to a speed breaker on the Karhera Road. The road has several speed breakers, starting from the Raj Nagar Extension overbridge to the Hindon airbase.

“The two bikers fled with the cash bag, but two more persons on a bike and the rest of the gang members were closely watching the incident from a car nearby. They were keeping an eye out for anything going wrong and were meant as back up to the two men who snatched the bag,” the SSP added.

Apart from the arrests, police said they also recovered Rs4.05 lakh cash, two bikes and the car used in the crime. Five countrymade weapons were also recovered from their possession, police said. Six of the men are from Loni while Ravindra stays at Karawal Nagar in Delhi.

Relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for robbery and criminal conspiracy were levied against them. They were produced before Ghaziabad court on Friday.

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 22:22 IST