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Robbers targeted passengers in moving auto after taking them hostage, held

Robbers targeted passengers in moving auto after taking them hostage, held

Ghaziabad: With the arrest of three persons, Ghaziabad police have busted a gang of auto robbers who used to target passengers in moving auto after keeping them hostage during the journey. Police officials said that the gang had also robbed an elderly woman with cash and valuables in Sihani Gate area of Ghaziabad, earlier on Saturday evening. According to police, the arrested accused have been identified as Pappan, Kuldeep Kashyap and Sonu Kashyap, all natives of Sahibabad area in Ghaziabad.

Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad said that the gang members board auto as passengers and rob the target during journey at gun/knifepoint.

"The arrest was made by Sahibabad police on Sunday night from mother dairy roundabout. The modus operandi of this gang is somewhere similar to those auto robbers gangs which were arrested by police in past. One of the gang members drive the auto while other board as passengers. They rob the target during journey and dump the passenger at a secluded spot and flee away," said Kumar.

The officer further said that the gang had robbed a woman with cash and valuables in Sihani Gate police station area on Saturday.

"Upon interrogating them, they told police that on Saturday, they picked up the woman from old bus stand area. The other gang members who were also present in the auto robbed her with cash and mobile phone at knifepoint before dumping her. The woman suffered critical injuries in the incident while a case under relevant sections of IPC was registered at Sihani Gate police station," added Kumar.

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