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Armed robbers strike in Delhi

Armed robbers strike in Delhi
Two armed assailants robbed a businessman, by forcing his 80-year-old mother to show them the almirah that contained valuables in his house in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden. The incident took place post-midnight, when Commissioner of Police B K Gupta was on special visit across Delhi.

Mahesh Gujral, who resides in Block J in Rajouri Garden, was targeted by the armed robbers. Two armed assistants barged into his house around 3 am on Thursday. Mahesh runs an independent transport business.

They forced their way into the businessman’s house by cutting through the window grills of the kitchen. Once inside, they locked the room in which Mahesh and his wife were sleeping. Then they approached the other bedroom where Gujral’s 80-year-old mother, Rajkumari, was sleeping.

According to Gujral, both of them tried to drag his mother Rajkumari down from bed and when she resisted, they attacked her.

They made her show them the almirah where the valuables are kept and in front of her, they broke the lock of the almirah and took away gold jewellery worth several lakhs of rupees and cash around Rs 50,000. All the while, the rest of the family were sleeping sound.

Once the robbers left, the mother woke her son and daughter-in-law up and told them about the robbery. Gujral called the police immediately. An FIR has been registered with Rajouri Garden police station, said a police officer.

‘It was a case of violent burglary. So we have deputed a special police team to nab the robbers,’ Additional Commissioner of Police (west) V Renganath said, when contacted. He said they are yet to establish the value of the jewellery stolen.

‘Based on the descriptions of Rajkumari, we will soon establish the identity of the robbers. We will find the culprits soon,’ he added.


House of ex-UP minister’s daughter burgled

On Wednesday, Delhi Police busted a gang of robbers who were involved in several armed burglaries and house robberies. Five accused including the gang leader and receiver were arrested.

Noida, May 11 (PTI) Unidentified thieves struck at the house of a former Uttar Pradesh minister's daughter and decamped with Rs 10,000 in cash and gold ornaments in Kasna area near here, police said on Friday.

Meera, daughter of former UP minister Narinder Bhatti, had gone out with her husband yesterday when the thieves broke into her house.

The miscreants decamped with Rs 10,000 in cash, two gold chains and two pairs of earrings.

An FIR has been registered in this connection, officials said, adding further investigations are on.

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