The sleuths of STARS II Crime Branch have arrested two aides of Naveen Kasana gang wanted in number of cases of heinous crimes. They both carried on their heads a bounty of rupees 50 thousand each. With their arrest, the police claim to have solved 7 cases of robbery, dacoity, intimidating witnesses and Arms Act. They had been operating in the areas of Jagat Puri, Pandav Nagar, Tilak Nagar, New Ashok Nagar and Geeta Colony.
"They had been active in the area for some time. The MO employed by them was to recce the target before executing the crime. We from their possession have recovered one semi-automatic pistol .32 calibre with four live cartridges and one loaded Katta .315 bore (country made pistol) with two live cartridges," Dr Ram Gopal Naik DCP Crime said.
Those arrested have been identified as Ravinder alias Bablu 28 years and Anil Kumar alias Annu 23 years.
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Acting on a tip-off, the team comprising inspector Dinesh Kumar, SI Hawa Singh, SI Arjun Singh and others led by inspector Vinay Tyagi under the close supervision of ACP Arvind Kumar was constituted.
The team analysed and found that some robbers are absconding in the above mentioned dacoity case in which Rs 15 lakhs were looted. It is further learnt that a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 has been declared by the Delhi Police on each of the absconding accused persons in the above case. Accordingly, sources were deployed and technical surveillance was also mounted up.
The leads were developed, on a specific information received by HC Sunil Kumar, one of the wanted and dreaded robber Ravinder was arrested from Preet Vihar Metro Station, east Delhi after a brief scuffle with the police party.
When Ravindra was interrogated he disclosed his absconding associate Anil Kumar, who was also arrested.
"The arrested accused disclosed that in the Jagat Puri heist, their gang leader Naveen Kasana, a notorious gangster was the mastermind. Naveen Kasana along with Anil Luthra, Ravinder, Abdul Ahad, Lalu, Salman, Shoaib, Shakeel and Indal hatched a criminal conspiracy to loot a businessman during the transit of cash. They identified his target i.e. a cloth merchant in Old Arjun Nagar, Jagatpuri and started to follow his movements. From Shalimar Bagh after collecting the cash on his scooty, the gang followed them on motorcycles. When the victims reached their office, two culprits Naveen Kasana and Shakeel reached there on a black motor-cycle. Naveen tried to rob the victim's bag containing cash. When the victim and his employee resisted the robbery, other culprit Shakeel took out his pistol and fired at them. The bullet hit the employee and the culprits looted the bag containing Rs 15 lakhs and fled on their motor cycle," Naik concluded.
In this regard, a case vide FIR No 272/18 was registered at PS Jagatpuri, Delhi. During investigation, three culprits Naveen Kasana, Indal and Ravinder were arrested by the local police and the rest have been absconding since then.
It is further learnt that the accused persons at the instance of their gang leader Naveen Kasana had extended threats to the complainant of above case of PS Jagatpuri and a case FIR No. 298/2018 under Sections 195A and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, also has been registered at PS Jagatpuri, Delhi. During sustained interrogation, both the accused persons have disclosed that on March 23, 2019, at about 4.45 PM, they along with Lalu and Abdul Ahad tried to rob a person, while he was going on his scooty from Laxmi Nagar towards Ghaziabad, UP. During the course of robbery, the victim resisted and in the scuffle, loaded magazine of the accused Ravinder's pistol fell down on the spot. In the ensuing melee, the victim managed to escape from the spot and reported the matter to the police. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 99/19 dated 23.03.2019 under Sections 393, 397and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, and Section 25 of the Arms Act, 1959, has been registered at PS Pandav Nagar, Delhi. In 2014, he along with his associates friend Harcharan Singh of Tilak Nagar, Avtar Singh of Shastri Nagar, Harpeet alias London of Tilak Nagar, Prince of Tilak Nagar, Dalip of Karol Bagh, Tarun of Karol Bagh, Ashok of Karol Bagh, Avtar of Rani Garden and Deepak of Karol Bagh looted bag containing jewellery valued about Rs 20-30 lakhs from a jeweler in the area of PS Maurya Enclave, Delhi. During investigation, all the accused persons were arrested in the above cases. In 2018, he released from Tihar Jail, Delhi. While in Tihar Jail, he came in contact with Naveen Kasana and started committing robbery and dacoity with him.