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Two more held, main robbers still at large

Two more held, main robbers still at large
Even after four days of Rs. 5.25 crore robbery in posh Defence colony area of south Delhi, cops are unable to nab the robbers. To compensate, they have arrested the relatives of the accused, who were keeping an eye on the stolen cash bags.

On Monday, joint commissioner of police [south-west] Vivek Gogia confirmed that they have arrested five persons, including a robber. Of the five arrestees, Delhi police claims that one Umesh, 40, is the informer, on the basis of whose information the recce of the area was done and information about the company was received.

The other accused have been identified as Mukesh, 31, Tek Chand, 51, and Krishan Kumar, 39. According to the police, the idea of robbing a cash van was conceived by Mukesh Saini while he was in jail. Earlier, he had been booked for cheating and was in jail for 2 years and 6 months. In the jail, he came in contact with one of the robbers and fine tuned the plan there.

In 2010, when they both were released from jail, the main accused asked for relevant tip off for the big heist. In September, Mukesh told him about one Umesh, who was his neighbour and worked as a money handler in Premier Sheild Pvt Ltd, that had opened in July in Lajpat Nagar area. His work was to sort and count the currency notes, and he had all the inside information about the company.

‘Both the informer and the planner were given Rs 2 lakh each. So far, a total of Rs 2.40 crore have been recovered from all the five arrestees. Also, a motorcycle used for recce, a magazine, two mobile phones and a weapon [9mm pistol] have been taken seized,’ said a police official. The official added that on Saturday, Tek Chand and Krishan Kumar were arrested from Gurgaon, who were involved in disposal of the robbed money.
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