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Model Town, NFC robbery mastermind arrested

NEW DELHI: Special Cell has apprehended the "Gang Leader" of a desperate armed robbers' gang identified as Burhan age. 22 years a resident of Jafrabad, Delhi; permanent resident of District Bijnor, UP.

He was involved in over 50 cases of armed robberies. He along with his associates had committed several armed robberies including Model town and New Friends colony medical store.

CCTV footage of some of these armed robberies went viral wherein robbers were seen committing brazen acts. A loaded pistol has been recovered in the operation.

Two of the members were already arrested by Delhi Police earlier but Burhan managed to give a slip and escaped. He was arrested from Utar Pradesh Rampur.

An information was received that the accused was using a grey colour Swift car and was looking for a hide out in Rampur. This car was spotted at a workshop.

Ownership of said car was checked and it was found to be registered in the name of Burhan's wife. Teams were deployed near this workshop in small groups. At about 4 pm, accused Burhan was spotted and was asked to surrender.

"Seeing the police party, in order to escape, he ran in the opposite direction but seeing the police team closing in, he jumped into a 7'-8' feet deep sewage drain. Members of the Police team without caring for their lives and showing exemplary courage also jumped into the drain and overpowered him and removed him from the drain. He was subsequently arrested," said Special Cell DCP Manishi Chandra.

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