Man who lost life's savings after MCD elections robs jewellery store
A man was arrested on Monday for looting a jewellery store in Uttam Nagar along with his two accomplices after they lost their savings while campaigning for a candidate in MCD elections.
The men were promised a lucrative job if the independent candidate from south west Delhi wins the elections, and thus, they pumped in all their savings into his campaign.
However, when the candidate lost, the group became heavily indebted after which they decided to rob the jewellry store, police said.
The gang robbed the store in Uttam Nagar on May 6 and fled with around jewellry worth of Rs 10 lakh.
The Delhi Police arrested the main accused after three months on July 17.
The accused, identified as Dildar Mishra, was arrested from a local temple in Om Vihar Phase-Three.
"We arrested the accused after we received inputs pertaining to his involvement. We also found a country- made pistol used in the commission of the crime. He has also given up the name of his two other associates- Ravi and Shanu, who will be traced eventually," said a police official.
The accused during his interrogation told the police that he had to change several jobs over the past few years and eventually settled for the job of a driver but he left the work when he came in contact with Shanu and Ravi who convinced him to do so and start campaigning for MCD elections, police said.
"Shanu's brother Sajan was an independent candidate and wanted funds. The trio left all their jobs and was convinced of Sajan's imminent win. But he lost and their savings were wiped out so they looted the Parth jewellry store in Uttam Nagar," the official added.
The men, armed with pistols, barged into the store in the evening hours and fled with 250 grams of gold jewellry, five kilograms in silver jewellry, several ATM cards and Rs 5,000-6,000 in cash, police added.