Robbers loot 10 kg gold posing as cops
Ghaziabad: In a well-planned drama in which the robbers posed as policemen, a Mumbai-based jeweller was looted with 10 kg of gold and other jewelry by four unidentified armed robbers late on Sunday night, said police.
According to police, the incident took place at around 10:30 pm at an under pass near the Sahibabad railway station area. Rohit Jain, owner of Union Jewellers & Gems Pvt Ltd and a native of Harharwala Building, Detile Road, Mumbai, was returning from Meerut after showing samples of the merchandise to Meerut-based jewellers. Police said that Jain left Meerut at 8 p.m. on Sunday along with his friend Krishna and driver Ramashish. As they reached Sahibabad area, they stopped their car at an eatery near the railway station.
As they moved ahead from the place the criminals posed as Delhi police cops, intercepted them and asked the driver to stop the car for checking.
The robbers put up a pistol on their head and took them to a secluded place near Wazirabad road in Sahibabad where they robbed the entire stock of gold and escaped. The jewelry and chains were kept in two separated bags. However the police officials denied telling the exact quantity of gold that was robbed from the trader but sources say that the gold cost over Rs 3 crores.
The trader along with his accomplices reached nearest police station and told the ordeal to police. The Ghaziabad police upon receiving the complaint registered an FIR in the matter and launched a probe.
"The FIR has been lodged against unknown accused and we hope to work out the case soon. Initial investigations suggested some essential clues about the robbers and we are following it to arrest them," said Akash Tomar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad.