Two Delhi Police officers held for robbery of Rs 3 crore jewellery
Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad police on late Thursday night arrested four persons including two Assistant Sub Inspector rank officers of Delhi Police in connection with the robbery incident in which a Mumbai-based jeweller and his marketing manager were robbed of jewellery worth Rs 3 crore in Ghaziabad.
According to police, the accused have been identified as ASI Satendra and ASI Behram Pal. Police said that the other two arrested persons, Ravi Kashyap and Shailendra Yadav, worked as informers and used to share with them the details of businessman and rich people. Police have recovered 6 kgs of jewellery worth Rs 2 crore from their possession.
"With the help of CCTV footage and local surveillance, police arrested the accused while they were going to sell the robbed jewellery. Shailendra Yadav was an employee at a Meerut-based jeweller and informed Satendra about the movement of Mumbai-based jeweller following which they committed robbery," said Prashant Kumar, Additional director general of police (Meerut Zone). The ADG further said that the two arrested Delhi police officers were also involved in a similar robbery about 10 years ago and another seven to eight years ago.
"The gang actively committed several similar robberies in Ghaziabad and Meerut area in past 10 years. ASI Satendra was also booked for an attempt to murder case in Jahangirabad area of Bulandshahr in 2006 and a case under sections of excise act was also registered against him in Tilaknagar police station of Delhi in year 2000. We are further interrogating them to reveal other robberies committed by them," Kumar added.
The robbery incident occurred on March 18 when Rohit Jain, owner of 'Union Chains and jewellers Pro Limited' and his marketing manager Krishan were going to Meerut after hiring a private cab from Delhi. The assailants intercepted their car and robbed them at gun point at an under pass near the Sahibabad railway station area.
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