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Three held for looting truck loaded with Amazon’s parcel

New Delhi:The Delhi Police has arrested three persons who allegedly looted trucks loaded with Amazon’s parcels worth Rs 20 lakh two days ago while the vehicles were on their way from a godown in Gurugram to one in south Delhi.

25 sealed bags, seven unsealed bags filled with products, 267 cartons containing different items and six mobile phones were seized recovered from the accused persons, the police said.

On the intervening night of February 23-24, the truck, loaded with the parcels of the e-commerce company, was on its way from Gurugram to Vasant Kunj when around 3.40 AM a Maruti Alto car obstructed its way, the police said in a statement.

Six assailants entered in the truck and abducted the driver at gun-point and threw him in an isolated place after gagging him and tying his hands. They fled with the loaded truck, the police said.

The raiding team of the police arrested the three accused persons — Monu Chauhan, Karanveer and Deepak Sharma, all UP natives, in south Delhi’s Rangpuri area on a tip off, it said.

The three men were caught in possession of bulk articles belonging to Amazon Company, it said, adding that further investigation in the case was in progress to arrest the remaining accused.

An FIR was registered against them for offences under sections 395 (dacoity), 397 (robbery/dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC read with provisions of the Arms Act at Police Station Khedki Daula, in Gurugram.

“They were subjected to sustained interrogation, they confessed their involvement in the dacoity. They further disclosed that their associates after dropping them with more than half of the articles looted by them, took away the remaining articles and the truck to dispose at other place after giving direction to guard the articles till they return for further disposal of the recovered articles,” the press note said.

—PTI