Four arrested for robbing petrol pump collection agent

Three members of the Harendra Khadkhadi gang and the manager of a petrol pump in Indirapuram allegedly hatched a conspiracy and robbed a petrol pump agent of Rs 8.3 lakh.

noida Updated: Jul 02, 2017 23:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The arrested men in police custody.(Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)

The Ghaziabad police on Sunday arrested three members of the Harendra Khadkhadi gang and a manager of a petrol pump in Indirapuram for allegedly hatching a conspiracy and robbing a petrol pump agent of Rs 8.3 lakh.

The four arrested were identified as Sonu Khadkhadi, Kapil Mawi, Dharmendra and Brajesh Kumar, the manager at Yadu Petrol Pump in Indirapuram.

According to police, Kumar knows Mawi for the past 15 years. The huge daily collection from the petrol pump and the gas agency business of the owner prompted Kumar to hatch the plan.

“He roped in Mawi and other members of Khadkhadi gang who robbed the pump’s collection agent. They used a KTM Duke bike they had stolen from Delhi 5-6 months ago. The bike was recovered. A total of Rs 8.3 lakh was robbed from the collection agent in Indirapuram,” said Akash Tomar, superintendent of police (city).

During the incident on June 10, Rajesh Gupta, the collection agent, was returning with bag containing Rs 8.3 lakh. He was robbed at gunpoint by several armed bikers who fled the spot. A case was lodged by the police at Indirapuram police station.

“Apart from the four arrested, our teams are in search of another member who escaped with the bag. So far, we recovered Rs 2.05 lakh cash while the rest is to be traced. We hope more cash will be recovered from the absconding accused,” Tomar added.

Earlier in April, 2015, Harendra Khadkhadi was arrested by Ghaziabad police during an encounter near Madhuban Bapudham near NH-58 where nearly 50 rounds were exchanged.

He allegedly operated a dreaded gang involved in extortion, murder and robberies in Ghaziabad, Baghpat and East Delhi areas.

His arrest came while Khadkhadi and accomplices were proceeding to avenge the death of Khadkhadi’s guru, Jaggu Pehalwan, who was previously murdered during a gang war.

First Published: Jul 02, 2017 23:58 IST