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Four inpersonators held for robbing Noida man of ₹15,000

The accused tried to flee after robbing the Noida man, but were chased and caught by a cops in a PCR van

noida Updated: Jan 26, 2018 22:34 IST
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The impersonators used to ask for alms from commuters calling themselves as devotees of Lord Hanuman.(HT PHOTO)

Police arrested four impostors accused of robbing a Noida based resident of ₹15,000 at the Sector 76 intersection on Thursday.

A Police Control Room vehicle,on receiving the complaint, chased the accused and nabbed them.

According to the police, the four impersonators used to dress up in black robes, paint their faces black and fix an artificial tail on their backs as part of their get-up. They used to ask for alms from commuters calling themselves as devotees of Lord Hanuman.

On Thursday evening at 7pm, Dharmendra Dubey, a resident of Shakti Apartments at Sector 71, was travelling through the service road towards Sector 76.

“When Dubey stopped his car at the Sector 76 traffic light, four impostors surrounded his vehicle and started begging for alms. When Dubey opened his purse to give them loose change, they grabbed his purse and ran away. The victim was carrying ₹15,000 in his wallet at the time,” Pankaj Pant, station house officer, Sector 49 police station, said.

Dubey called on 100 number after the robbery. A PCR van responded to his complaint and started chasing the accused.

“After the loot, the four accused hired an auto tried to flee. However, our PCR team, headed by constable SohanVir Singh, arrested the four imposters,” said Pant.

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The four accused have been identified as Balwan Nath, Ravin Nath, Lalu Nath and Sakin Nath. All four accused are natives of Okhla Morh at Govindpuri, New Delhi. They historically belong to the family of impersonators (bahrupiya) who travel to various places to perform and beg for alms.

“They have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 392 and 411 for robbery and dishonesty. They were been presented before the magistrate and sent to jail,” added Pant.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 22:34 IST