With the arrest of two notorious armed robbers, the Delhi Police has busted a gang of highway robbers active since November 2018 in South Delhi area. Police has also solved 17 cases of robbery, snatching, theft and Arms act registered against the accused across the city.
The accused identified as Rohit Verma (23), a resident of Tughlakabad Extension and Jahid Khan (30) a resident of Delhi’s Dakshinpuri area used to target shopkeepers in the area.
According to Chinmoy Biswal, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South-East district, two complains with similar modus operandi were received from Badarpur area by police, in which the complainants alleged that two men on a scooty intercepted them and on gun point, the men forcibly robbed the victims.
“Acting on the complaints, First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered and investigation was taken up. During investigation, CCTV footage of the area were scanned which led to apprehension of one of the accused Rohit on July 5 from Sarita Vihar Metro Station where he came to dispose the robbed mobiles,” said the DCP.
“During interrogation, Rohit disclosed that in order to meet his needs, he started petty thefts. Later, he started snatching, theft and robbery and was previously arrested in a robbery case of Sarita Vihar in 2016. While staying at Sangam Vihar, Rohit became friendly with another accused Jahid and Mazar, who are relatives (Jeeja-Saala),” said the DCP
“Rohit further disclosed that both Jahid and Mazar were also involved in criminal activities and have been arrested earlier in robbery cases. In order to earn quick money to meet their needs, all three accused persons planned to rob people on gun point,” said the DCP adding that on instance of Rohit, his associate Jahid Khan was apprehended from Bahraich, UP on July 8.
Explaining their modus operandi the DCP said that the accused used to conduct recee of shop owners using scooties in particular. “They used to keep watch on movement of the shop-owners and at the time of closing, accused persons used to intercept the shop owners and rob them of cash on gun point,” said the DCP.
“Police have recovered nine robbed mobile phones, one sophisticated pistol, one country-made pistol, two cartridges and two stolen scooties,” said the DCP adding that further investigation of the case is in progress and raids are being conducted to arrest the absconding accused Mazar.