Delhi Police on Tuesday (June 26th, 2018) busted a gang of interstate robbers within 24 hours who have been targeting victims by posing as domestic servants. The arrest has been made after an extensive groundwork at Air/Road connectivity with borders agencies showing exemplary inter-state coordination.
On June 25, 2018, at about 4 PM, a PCR call regarding a robbery at Mansarovar Garden, Delhi was received in Kirti Nagar Police Station. The complainant, an ex-army officer, stated to police that around 2.55 PM, he got a call from his wife who told him that at about 01.15 PM, four male persons amongst whom one was his ex-maid’s husband, got the door of the house opened and entered forcefully by pushing her inside the house. They gagged her mouth with doctor tape and were continuously threatening her of death. One of the robbers was his ex-servant Manish who had worked 1.5 years back at his home and office for three years. They took the keys and looted the gold jewelry worth approx. 12 lakhs, cash 4-5 lakhs, two expensive mobile phones, two wrist watches and fled from the spot.
The police registered a case vide FIR No. 230/18, u/s 392/506/34IPC at PS Kirti Nagar and an investigation was taken up. During the screening of CCTV footages, the screenshots of the faces of the robbers were taken, and inquiry was conducted in which the identity of all the gang members was established. Keeping the fact in consideration that the robbers are of Nepali origin and to curtail every possibility of their escape, teams were sent to three Nepal borders Tanak Pur Border, Sunauli Border & Banwasa Border and also to the airport. After a thorough checking, the police nabbed the gang at Banwasa Border in which the mastermind Manish Thapa along with other seven associates including one female were apprehended from one SUV car 'Scorpio.' However, two of the associates namely Prem Bahadur and one female ran away in the commotion. Though, in a Combing Operation with local police on the basis of photos & specifications, both were arrested from the nearby area. The Police has recovered a cash amount of Rs 65,212/-, one expensive rolex wrist watch, gold jewelry worth Rs.12 Lakhs, one screwdriver, attire used in the concealment of identity, bags, and 16 mobile phones from their possession.
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