Crime and Accident

Seven dacoits arrested, pistols, cash and jewellery seized

Seven dacoits arrested, pistols, cash and jewellery seized

New Delhi: Delhi police arrested seven persons who had allegedly robbed courier companies transporting jewellery from Gujarat to Delhi and seized two pistols, huge amount of cash and jewellery from their possession.

Police arrested Mahender, based on a tip-off, and on his disclosure the others, Manish Sharma, Arun Nagar, Roshan Gupta, Jashpal, Mohd. Arif Khan and Saraju, were also nabbed.

Two pistols along with seven live cartridges, a knife, Rs 12.5 lakh in cash, a motorcycle and jewellery – 18 diamond studded gold rings, 2 pairs of diamond ear rings, and one diamond pendant – was also recovered from their possession, police said today.

They were arrested by a joint team of Operation Cell of North district and Sadar Bazar police which was constituted after two employees of a courier company carrying a jewellery parcel from Ahmedabad to Delhi were robbed at gun point at Qutub Road, in the area of Sadar Bazar police station, on January 2.

Police said that the accused had given some jewellery to one Kishan to sell it in the market, but that person was still at large.

According to the cops, the accused got information about the movements of the courier company’s employees through a tea seller, Sarju Pandit, who used to supply tea to the company’s employees.

They had befriended Sarju while carrying out recce of the company and the tea seller allegedly provided them minutest details of movement of employees of the company, police said.

With the arrest of the seven, police also claimed to have solved two other cases of dacoity, one in the area of Kamla Market police station and another in the area of DBG Road police station.

In the Kamla Market case, the accused had allegedly looted a bag containing gold worth Rs 32 lakh in September last year.

In the DBG Road case, they had allegedly looted gold jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh in July 2015, police said.