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Estranged soldier-turned-robber nabbed for murder, robbery

Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested a 30-year-old man who had deserted the Indian Army in <g data-gr-id="30">2010,</g> and had indulged in a number of criminal activities including robbery and murder.

The accused has been identified as Sudhir Parihar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh. He is one of the most wanted inter-state <g data-gr-id="21">criminal</g> and had committed a murder in Gwalior and two robberies in South-east Delhi. He is the mastermind of the sensational heist in which they fired upon victims and robbed off cash outside a branch of Bank of India in the area of Okhla.

According to police, they made a planned escape by throwing some part of the robbed booty into the air to distract the bystanders. The bystanders started collecting the currency notes and the criminals got an opportunity to escape.

After his arrest, he disclosed that he had joined the Indian Army in the year 2003, as a Rifleman (Sepoy). In 2011, he was posted at the 23 SAD, Jalandhar. He took leave in the month of December <g data-gr-id="26">2011,</g> and was to return to his place of posting on January 5, 2012. When he went to his village, he developed <g data-gr-id="25">interest</g> in the property disputes of his area. Being a part of the Army and also having specialised <g data-gr-id="23">trainings</g> as a soldier, he harnessed the clout among the criminals and formed his own gang.
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