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6 suspected burglars arrested

New Delhi: Six persons, allegedly belonging to the ‘Guffa Gang’, members of which used to take shelter in a cave in south Delhi’s Moti Bagh area, have been arrested, police said today.

Police said the arrested, aged between 24 and 32, were drug addicts and they took to crime to earn quick money.

They would use surgical hand gloves in order to ensure that there were no fingerprints left on the scenes of crime, said Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).

With their arrest from Prem Chand Ki Guffa behind Smriti Vatika Park yesterday, police claimed to have solved 16 cases of burglary and robbery.

The 50-metre Prem Chand Ki Guffa is located in the forest area near Moti Bagh.

Police have recovered Rs 50,000 in cash, 10 mobile phones, two laptops, 1 Nikon digital camera (worth Rs 3 lakh), 13 imported wrist watches, jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh, two motorcycles and one scooty from them, said the officer.

The gang was active in South Campus, Sarojini Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Chanakyapuri, Mandir Marg, Rajender Nagar and R K Puram.

—PTI