New Delhi: In an attempt to loot a Delhi family, seven men inspired by the movie Special 26, barged into a house in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar. Posing as IT officers, they showed their fake ID cards to the family and extorted Rs 20 lakh cash.
The incident took place on Sunday morning when the family of Ramesh was having breakfast. Seven men entered the house by showing fake ID cards.
Ramesh was also shown a document that mentioned that the IT department had asked to conduct a raid as there has been information of about illicit cash worth Rs 20 crore in the house, as per a news report in India Today.
As they entered, they locked the doors from inside and closed all the windows. They seized all the mobile phones of the family members, Ramesh said.
“Then they began to search the house. They checked each and every drawer including the kitchen’s cupboard. All the boxes, be it ornament boxes or any other, everything was scanned thoroughly. They swiped away Rs 20 lakh cash that was kept in the house,” the complainant told police.
After half an hour of their search, the family members sensed a foul play by the language they spoke and the physical gestures while conducting the alleged raid. After getting suspicious, the family raised an alarm and the locals gathered immediately.
With the help of the neighbours, all of them were nabbed and the police were informed.
“When the police team reached the spot, they found around 100 people were standing outside the house and about 15-20 persons were inside. Six of the accused were nabbed by the locals and were thrashed. All of them were handed over to the police,” said a senior police official adding that one of them managed to escape.
The accused have been identified as Mitesh Kumar, who claimed himself as Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, Naunhyal, Yogesh Kumar, Govind Sharma and Amit Aggarwal posed as income tax officials while Parvinder claimed himself to be the driver.
However, one Kailash managed to flee in his Honda City car, and the hunt is on to nab him
It was learned that they came to the residence in a TATA safari bearing a Haryana registration number and also a sticker of Government of India. The car has been recovered, said police.
A case under the sections 170/365/451/468/471/384/323/34 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Malviya Nagar Police Station. Further probe is on, the police said.