The police team of PS Sangam Vihar, South District busted a gang of notorious robbers cum snatchers and three accused persons namely Virat, age 22 years, resident of JJ Camp, Tigri, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi, Prince, age 19 years, r/o JJ Camp, Tigri, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi and one CCL arrested / apprehended. One semi automatic pistol along with two live cartridges, one empty cartridge (.32 bore), one country made pistol along with one live cartridge (.315) and 9 robbed / snatched mobile phones recovered and 13 cases of robbery, snatching, attempt to murder and stabbing worked out
On the intervening night of December 3/4 at about 1 am, a PCR call was received regarding robbery of cash and mobile phone at gun point near Nanki Public School, Sangam Vihar. Immediately, SI Rohit along with staff reached at the spot and met victim namely Sh. Amit Gupta who reported that he works in Connaught Place and was going to his home at C’ Block, Sangam Vihar. When he reached near Nanki Public School, two boys came and overpowered him at gun / knife point. They took him to a nearby narrow street where their two more associates were present and robbed of his cash and mobile phone at gun / knife point. In this regard, a case was registered at PS Sangam Vihar and investigation taken up.
In order to arrest the culprits involved in such criminal activities, a police team comprising SI Jitender Malik, SI Rohit Chahar, HC Ramkesh, HC Surender, Ct. Ravi and Ct. Pankaj led by Inspr. Upender Singh, SHO/Sangam Vihar under the supervision of Raj Kumar Khatana, ACP/Ambedkar Nagar was formed. The police team worked relentlessly and deployed sources to get clues about the movement of culprits. Also, staff in plain cloth was deployed at strategic locations to curb the street crime. The hard work of police team yielded results and on Dec. 4, the police team received secret information that one Virat involved in recent robbery case of Sangam Vihar will come at DDA Park, MB Road near Tigri ‘T’ Point. Immediately, the police team swung into action and a trap was laid near the spot and accused Virat r/o JJ Camp, Tigri, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi was arrested. On search, one country made pistol along with one live cartridge was recovered from his possession.
Accused Virat confessed to have committed many snatching / robbery in the areas adjacent to Sangam Vihar in the recent past. He disclosed names of his associates as Prince, Sunny and one CCL. The police team continued its efforts to arrest co-accused persons.
On Dec. 5, the police team got secret information about CCL and a trap in plainclothes was laid in ‘G’ Block, Tigri, Sangam Vihar. The accused somehow sensed the police presence, tried to escape from the spot and fired at the police team wherein Ct. Pankaj escaped narrowly. The police team acted swiftly and overpowered the accused. On search, one semi automatic pistol with two live cartridges and one empty cartridge (.32 bore) was recovered from his possession.