Malviya Nagar theft: Cops keeping eye on criminals with similar modus operandi
NEW DELHI: After the shooting-cum-robbery of a petrol pump owner in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, police are now probing the role of criminals recently released from jail and have the same modus operandi.
Cops have made a list, which includes names of over 100 criminals active in Delhi.
Police sources told Millennium Post they are studying the pattern of similar incidents in Delhi-NCR areas, where victims were shot at and robbed.
"It is possible that the accused involved in the cases in NCR could be involved in the Malviya Nagar case. Some cases with the same modus operandi from NCR are being checked," said a police source.
On Tuesday, Kamaljeet Sethi was shot at by an armed assailant and robbed of Rs 13 lakh near a bank in Malviya Nagar.
The accused had covered his face with cloth and the incident was captured on CCTV camera.
"We are looking into criminals with the same body structure. Raids are going on and police teams are visiting houses of criminals," said a police official.
More than five teams are working on the case and sketches have been released. "We are probing the case from all possible angles," an investigating officer said.
During investigation, police sources found that on the day of the incident the victim had been followed by the assailant for a long time.
"We have found these details through CCTV footage and our investigation," said a police source. A senior police official further claimed that the role of an insider cannot be ruled out, as clues have pointed out to it.
Police said that the incident was reported on Tuesday at 10 am, when the victim was going to the bank in Malviya Nagar.
When he stepped out of the car, a masked man came from behind and tried to snatch the bag, which was full of money.
Refusing to part with his hard-earned money, Sethi refused to give up the bag and shouted help.
The accused, who was carrying a gun, then shot Sethi in his left shoulder and fled away with the bag full of money.