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Two arrested for stealing Rs 1 crore cash from bizman’s shop

Delhi Police on Friday arrested two persons for the broad daylight burglary of Rs 1 crore from the shop of a garments trader in Central Delhi’s Jama Masjid area on October 20. 

According to the police, the accused have been identified as Asad (39) and Madan Lal (45). Senior cops said that Lal is a national level painter while Asad owns a cart.

Police said that they have recovered Rs 96.80 lakh from the possession of the accused.

On October 20, one garments export businessman, Kunal Bansal reported that his employees had kept cash worth Rs 1 crore 50 thousand in the office and went to market after locking the door from outside. In the evening, when he came to the office, he found that someone has stolen cash Rs 1 crore 50 thousand from his office. Based on which, investigation was undertaken.

With the help of local intelligence, coupled with technical surveillance, police cracked the case. On October 29, based on a secret information, police zeroed down on the suspects and raided in Chippiwara and the accused Abdul Hasnain, alias Asad, was apprehended from his house.

He was interrogated and he disclosed that he had committed the crime. On his instance, Rs 92.80 lakh was recovered from a suitcase in his storeroom. He further disclosed that his friend Madan Lal was also involved in the case. Accordingly, a raid was conducted at the Sita Ram Bazar and accused Madan Lal was also apprehended from his house. Further, on Lal’s instance, Rs 4 lakh cash was recovered from his house.

During sustained interrogation, Asad disclosed that he was aware that a huge amount of money is kept in Bansal’s office which is adjacent to his house. He was also aware that the owners of the shop used to visit the office seldom and that too only to collect the cash.

To execute their plan they got the duplicate keys made. And then burgled Bansal’s office after his staff left. Moreover, to avoid getting caught, they also changed their clothes and used helmets to disguise their identities, police said.
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