3 women nabbed for stealing Rs 10L jewellery in Metro train

| | New Delhi

Crime runs in the family. This was proven by Basanti, her grand daughter and grand daughter-in-law who were caught for stealing jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.

Within a span of 48 hours, the Metro unit of the Delhi Police arrested the three women for stealing expensive jewellery.

“The police team scanned more than 100 CCTV cameras across the route from Preet Vihar till Rajiv Chowk to zoom in on the accused women,” said a senior police officer.

Police said that on the afternoon of February 8, Lata Sharma, a resident of Mumbai was travelling from the Akshardham Metro Station to Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.

When she got down at Rajiv Chowk, she found that someone had stolen a purse from her handbag. The purse contained gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh.

The woman approached the police following which police registered a theft case under Sections of IPC.

During the course of investigation, police scanned the feed of more than a 100 CCTV cameras. “It was in one of the CCTV grabs that we identified the three woman standing around the complainant,” officer said.

Based on a tip-off by an informer, police managed to identify the whereabouts of the accused to Shadipur.

Pankaj Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) said, “ On the tip-off, the accused persons Basanti (65), Suman (22) and Naina (23) were arrested from Shadipur.”

The accused revealed that they originally hail from Maharashtra and had been living in Delhi for the past seven to eight months.

“The women confessed that they had been committing theft at the metro stations which were too crowded. To avoid getting caught, they carried an infant with them. while Basanti is the grandmother, Naina is the grand daughter in law and Suman is the granddaughter of Basanti,” said Singh.

Last year, police found that out of the total cases of crime, 93 per cent of the accused were women.



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