He hitched on a car and got robbed of his valuables at knife point. The west district police have arrested two notorious robbers who would rob passengers after offering them a lift. Those arrested have been identified as Ashish Pandey and Parvesh. Ashish is studying Law.
The police staff of PS Punjabi Bagh from their possession recovered one Santro car, three mobile phones, one laptop with a bag and cash ₹ 3000. The staff recovered a knife which the duo used in the commission of the crime. The modus operandi employed by them was that they would give a lift to commuters on the road and rob them of their valuables threatening them with a knife.
On March 12, 2019, a complainant from Laxmi Park Nangloi Delhi came to the police station Punjabi Bagh, Delhi and reported that he worked with a private company. Around 5 in the morning, when he was standing at East Punjabi Bagh bus stand to take a bus for Dhaula Kuan, he was to go to Jaipur for office work. One Santro car came and stopped by him. There was one person already seated on the back seat and the one at the wheel. They offered him a lift up till Dhaula Kuan. The victim got into the car, when the car reached Naraina flyover, the driver suddenly stopped the car and came onto the back seat. The person who was already sitting on the back seat whipped out a knife and took away his belongings consisting of 2 mobile phones, his laptop with a bag and ₹ 4000 and pushed him out of the car. The complaint was lodged. On this complaint, a case vide FIR No. 140/2019, dated 12.03.2019 under Sections 392, 397 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, was registered at Police Station Punjabi Bagh and investigation was taken up.
Keeping in view the gravity of the case, a team comprising ASI Naresh, HC Vijender and HC Hari Kishan under the supervision of SHO inspector Vinay Malik was constituted. During the course of investigation, the complainant told that some digits of the rear side of the car's number plate were rubbed and he could read only the partial number on the back side of the car. The police in no time swung into action and investigations initiated with all possible aspects in mind. CCTV footage on that route was also examined. The number plate of the said car was visible but some of the digits were found erased and tempered. Following the same, some vital information was obtained. The series of number were examined and finally, one Santro car of somewhat the similar number was identified registered in the name of Ashish Pandey of Tagore Garden. Immediately, raids were carried out and both the accused Ashish Pandey and Parvesh were arrested.
"When the accused were interrogated, they disclosed that they had committed several such crimes in various parts of Delhi. We have recovered the items robbed by them and registered the case under relevant sections of IPC. Further probe is underway," Monika Bhardwaj Deputy Commissioner of Police, west district spoke.
The staff will be recommended for a suitable reward for the good work executed by them.