Nehru Place Dacoity: Seven accused held
The Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested seven people who were involved in a dacoity case in South-East Delhi's Nehru Place area.
The accused had barged into the house of a businessman and looted cash and jewellery items worth Rs one crore after which they fled to remote areas in Bihar, said police.
The accused have been identified as former employees of the business man, Naseeb Chand Aggarwal who runs an imported fabrics showroom in Nehru Place.
Since the CCTV footage of the house in which the dacoity took place was not functioning, the police had to develop the similar modus operandi used by local criminals after which several raiding teams had started raiding locations along the Bihar-Nepal border after which the accused were arrested.
They have been identified as - Rupesh Kumar Singh, Sonu Gupta, Imtiyaz Khan, Ramjan Ali, Sudhir, Aakash, and Shamsher Singh.
"Rupesh Kumar has been identified as the mastermind of the gang. He is a former employee of the showroom and had roped in Sonu, an ex-employee, and Sudhir who is the store manager of the showroom.
The accused were hiding in one of the houses owned by the buyer of the stolen goods- Shamsher Singh,"
said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Romil Baaniya.
Rupesh had made an elaborate plan with the co-accused days before committing the crime.
After conducting a recce of the premises, they decided to loot the house located on the fourth floor of the very same building where the showroom is located.
On June 13, four members of the gang with muffled faces and armed with pistols barged into his house at around 8 pm and tied up Aggarwal's wife and his servant with ropes.
Aggarwal who was working out at a local gym turned up 30 minutes later and was also bound and forced to give up information about the valuables.
"The accused stole Rs 10 lakhs in cash and fled with 10-15 boxes containing expensive jewellery. We have recovered Rs 5 lakh in cash and jewellery worth Rs one crore," Baaniya added.