Cops' ingenious plan helps net notorious 'Spiderman'
New Delhi: He was popularly known as 'Spiderman' by his friends as he could scale high rising walls using PNG pipes and enter into the houses who thought their windows and doors are locked.
The flexible body of 24-year-old Jai Prakash aided him to secretly climb walls of the societies in the night in areas of Subhash Place in North West district.
The rising cases of theft compelled the Delhi Police to form a special team to study the modus operandi of the burglars headed by Inspector Balihar Singh.
The team devised a new mechanism to curb the menace of the burglars. They made a Whatsapp group of the police officers present in the area during the night in venerable areas and the RWA members.
Also, the guards of the societies were roped in and were provided with the cops numbers.
"We also asked the guards to dial our team's number so that we don't waste any time in coming to the spot if the burglars are spotted," said Inspector Singh.
Based on the technical and human intelligence 'Spiderman' Jai Prakash was zeroed in and was located in Jahangirpuri and later on October 7, he was arrested from Subhash Place.
"He recee the posh areas in the day time and then committed burglary in the night. During night, he went in the adjoining park of that area at about 11-12 of the midnight and hide himself there. He always brought one extra pair of black pant and black T-shirt. In the park, he changed his clothes and removed his shoes and then he would scale any wall/grill and png/gas pipe lines," said Milind Dumbere, DCP North West.
Three of his associates were also arrested by the Delhi Police. At least 19 high end luxury watches, one laptop, several smartphones, more than 30 items of gold and diamond jewellery weighing about 500 gms, total worth of stolen items is Rs 50 lakh.