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Four burglars dug up wall to enter gold loan firm office

Four burglars dug up wall to enter gold loan firm office

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have arrested four persons who were planning to commit burglary in a gold finance company in North West Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area. The investigators claimed that the miscreants had dug up a wall of other building to enter the gold loan firm.

Police identified the accused as Panchu Ram Mandal, Pheku Basak, Mohijur (all are the natives of Jharkhand) and Nirjan Joshi from Nepal. They were arrested from Shalimar Bagh area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North West) Vijayanta Arya, elaborating more on the case, said that during a verification drive in Shalimar Bagh, they got information from a member of Eyes and Ears scheme about some suspicious people who had recently moved into the area.

On Sunday at about 2.30 pm, the team checked the backside of Mannapuram gold loan office, they saw one person (Nirjan Joshi) standing outside a godown in suspicious condition. "On seeing the police staff, he ran inside the godown. Later the person was apprehended," police said.

The team entered the godown and found two persons making a hole inside the wall who were trying to break the wall with the help of spades. One another person was standing there along with spade. All three persons were apprehended.

One loaded country-made pistol was recovered from the possession of Mandal. Other housebreaking equipment including gas cutter, gas cylinder were also found there. "We suspect that they have dug up the hole in one day. In the past the accused were working as ironsmith or involved in some wooden works," police said.

Adding further, police said that the accused hatched a conspiracy with their known person who was having complete details regarding Manappuram Gold loan office in Shalimar Bagh. Ten days ago they took a godown, nearby the firm, on rent and started residing there.

They procured the housebreaking equipment and started breaking the wall of godown which led them into the bathroom of the company.

"It has been reported that the locker in the premises was having 18 kg gold and 5 lakh cash along with other valuables," police said. A case under section 188 of IPC has been registered against one Kamal Dahiya, owner of the rented premises for not conducting tenant verification of accused persons.

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