Gang of robbers busted by Crime Branch, five arrested
New Delhi: Five persons, including a National level Taekwondo player ,were arrested for their alleged involvement in robbery cases.
According to police, the accused were active in West, South-West and Rohini District. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Bhisam Singh stated that the accused were identified as Amit Yadav (22), Vikas Puri (21), Vikas (24), Sidharth Sharma (20) and Gaurav (20).
They confessed to their involvement in dozens of road and house robberies during last month, including a sensational Rs. 3.18 lakh gunpoint robbery case of Vikaspuri police station.
"One of the arrested accused Siddharth Sharma is a National level Taekwondo player and told that he is also doing robotics and claims to have designed blue print of a robot. He entered in crime with his friend to earn quick money to fulfill his ambitions," said Singh. According to police, the arrest was made on Friday when they got an information that three gang members would come at Najafgarh drain road in Dwarka on a stolen bike to dispose of stolen articles.
"The team laid a trap near the expected place of their arrival. During evening time, the motorcycle was successfully intercepted on the instance of the secret informer, on which three of the accused persons Amit Yadav, Vikas Puri and Vikas were sitting. They were directed to surrender, but the accused persons tried to escape and whipped out their country made pistols, but were successfully apprehended," police said.
Thereafter, the accused persons Sidharth Sharma and Gaurav were also arrested by Crime Branch team on Saturday morning.
Another accused Gaurav is also a first timer in crime and is residing with his family in Vikas Nagar area. After completing his studies upto Class 10 from a school in Vikas Nagar, the accused started practicing Taekwondo and during this period, he came in contact with the accused Sidharth Sharma and got befriended with him and started assisting him in his robotic project. Later, he also joined the gang.
On interrogation, the accused said that initially they were indulged in burglary but later on they purchased firearms to threaten the victims.