Modern-day Robin Hood with lavish tastes nabbed
Delhi Police has arrested a 27-year-old suspected burglar, who used to use a part of what he stole and organise health camps in his native village in Bihar. The accused used to do this with an accomplice and led a lavish lifestyle, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, south-east district, Romil Baaniya said the accused has been identified as Irfan, who was arrested on July 6 from his native village in Sitamarhi district of Bihar.
On May 24, a man named Rajeev Khanna filed a police complaint alleging that gold and diamond jewellery had been stolen from his home in southeast Delhi's New Friends Colony, the police official said.
The police scanned CCTV footages from burglary prone areas of New Friends Colony to identify the accused. Subsequently, it was found that a man from Sitamarhi, Bihar is committing burglaries in these areas. Police also arrested Dharmender who used to buy the booty from Irfan. Stolen jewellery weighing 320 gram has been recovered from them.
During night hours, Irfan used to roam in posh colonies of the NCR. On finding locked premises, he would break open the doors or window and decamp with valuables, said the police official.
He always remained bare foot while committing theft in houses and would generally commit burglaries alone, he added. He was used to spending money in bars and clubs in Mumbai and Delhi.
In one of the bars in Delhi, he offered to give Rs 10,000 to hear a song of his choice, the DCP said.
He was living a luxurious life with access to latest cars and fashionable clothes and he was quite active on social media. He would also spend money to impress his girlfriends.
"He maintained a larger-than-life image in his native area. He would often fund health camps for people in his village," said Baaniya.
Irfan claims to have committed burglaries in UP and Punjab as well, the DCP added.
- Dalit bodies protest against Kejriwal, Modi 21 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter
- Prahari Squads to curb petty crimes in G‚Äôgram 21 Jun 2018 | Parvesh Sharma
- EDMC discusses desilting issues with other civic agencies 21 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter
- Rape accused Daati Maharaj‚Äôs bother called for questioning 21 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter
- Ghaziabad civic body leader raises rampant encroachment issue 21 Jun 2018 | SP Singh
- Criminal with Rs2L reward on head among two arrested 21 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter
- DDA officials get 4-yr RI for demanding bribe from eatery owner 21 Jun 2018 | PTI
- DSGMC installs solar plates on roofs of Bangla Sahib, Rakab Ganj Sahib 21 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter
- Land Pooling Policy: DDA hearing from July 2 21 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter
- Turn off engines at red lights till green blinks 21 Jun 2018 | GAYATHRI MANI
Sunday EditionView All
17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi
In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...
STATE EDITIONSView All
21 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun
Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) would use 180 buses of its fleet on Dehradun and Haridwar routes to ferry the Yoga participants from Haridwar and also to take them back after the International Yoga Day show at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun is over. Divisional manager (Operational) UTC Dehradun, Pawan Mehra while talking to The pioneer said on Wednesday that around 280 busses operate from Dehradun depot...