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Gang of highway robbers busted in Sarita Vihar, 18 cases solved

NEW DELHI: The team of Sarita Vihar of South-East District have busted a notorious gang of highway robbers cum looters and arrested two criminals Rohit Verma, 23 years resident of Tughlakabad Extension. and Zahid Khan (30), a residdent of Dakshinpuri.

From the possession and instance of accused person, sophisticated pistol, one country made pistol, two cartridges, nine robbed mobile phones, and one scooty have been recovered and 18 cases of robbery and snatching have been solved.

On June 14 at about 8:30 pm, a person was going towards Badarpur via Mathura Road. Complainant was riding his bike and when he reached on Sarita Vihar Flyover, two persons on a scooty intercepted the bike of complainant.

Both the persons forcibly robbed the mobile phone, cash Rs 2,000 and bike of the complainant on gun point. Interestingly, accused persons left their scooty on the spot and took away the bike of the victim.

However, during investigation the scooty of the accused persons was found to have been robbed from the area of Tigri area in Delhi on June6.

In the second incident on June 18 at about 9:30 pm, the victim a resident of Badarpur, who works as a delivery boy of a Mobile company was going from Nehru Place to Badarpur to deliver mobile phones.

When he reached at Sarita Vihar Flyover, Mathura Road, three persons came on a bike and on the pretext of asking the way to Kalkaji, intercepted the bike of the victim on gun point, they forcibly robbed the victim's bag containing 18 mobiles. After investigation accused Rohit Verma was arrested and recovered mobile phones were seized.

Accused Rohit further disclosed that his friends Zahid and Mazhar were also involved in criminal activities and have been arrested earlier in robbery cases.

"On July 8, on the instance of accused Rohit Verma, his associate Zahid Khan was apprehended from Bahraich, UP and from his possession & instance one sophisticated pistol, one country made pistol and five robbed mobile phones were recovered," said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South-East Delhi.

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