The Delhi Police has arrested four men who had allegedly barged into a gas godown in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area. Police said that the accused had robbed staffers and customers there about two months ago.
Those arrested have been identified as Nisar Ahmad (32), Shahrukh (28), Neeraj (25) and Mohammad Arman (19), residents of Delhi.
According to Jasmeet Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), East district, on July 24, at about 3 pm, six armed men barged into the gas godown and robbed three staffers and two customers of Rs 1,10,000 and their mobile phones.
"A cylinder delivery boy, the manager of the gas agency, his assistant and two customers were standing near the godown's entry gate when the men arrived on bikes with their faces covered," said the DCP.
"The men fired two shots in the air to scare the crowd present in and outside the godown. A case was registered and an investigation was initiated. Suspecting an insider's involvement in the incident, all the employees were interrogated but no such involvement was found," said the DCP.
"With the help of CCTV cameras installed in and around the spot, the police ascertained the involvement of six people in the incident who had fled the spot on two motorcycles," said the DCP adding that the police managed to trace them for over 34 km using CCTV footage and spotted them near Pasonda in Ghaziabad.
"The registration numbers of the bikes were verified and it was found that one was robbed from Noida Sector 20 in June. The arrest of one of the accused Nasir on August 27 led to further arrests. On interrogation, he revealed the involvement of eight people in the crime. He said his associate, Rahul, had hatched the conspiracy along with Shahrukh," said the DCP.
"On August 31, Shahrukh and Neeraj were arrested. Later police also arrested Mohammad Arman from near Sanjay Jheel, Pandav Nagar. Three mobile phones were recovered from them," said the DCP.