Ghaziabad Police, in a major haul, have busted a gang of seasoned thieves and robbers by arresting 5 of them from Kanawani Village in Indirapuram. The accused used to break into locked houses and apartments and would decamp with valuables, to later dispose them of.
The modus operandi of the gang was to first do a recce of a locked house or a flat in an auto and otherwise. Then they would pose as a technician, plumber, electrician etc and would gain entry into the society or else break into the locked house and would steal the valuables. In this connection the Indirapuram Police Station staff has arrested 5 such accused including a jeweler. This information was provided by SP City, Akash Tomar to delhincrnews.in. He was today addressing a press meet on the achievement at Indirapuram Police Station along with CO Indirapuram Rakesh Kumar Mishra and SHO Sushil Kumar Dubey.
SP City also said that the thieves would also take away the CCTV recording with them to leave without a trace and hence it was a tough job to crack this case.
Tomar revealed that the accused persons were arrested yesterday after a special drive was initiated against criminals targeting locked houses. The arrested persons are namely Ravi Ranjan, son of Indradev Singh a tenant at Bhovapur; Aslam, son of Kasim and presently living in a jhuggi near hotel Radisson at Kaushambi; Santosh, son of Rishipal, presently living near Kanawani (Indirapuram); Sumit, son of Umesh and presently a resident of Kanawani; and, Devendra Rastogi, son of Ramswaroop Rastogi, presently Village Behrampur, under Sec 63 Thana.
The cops have recovered an array of stolen valuables. These are 8 mobile phones of different companies; one HP laptop; 2 gold bangles; a mangal sutra; a pendent; one ‘nath’; a pair of ‘balis’; 28 silver coins; 2 LEDs; 63 ‘bichuas’; household items and a host of other articles. Cash worth Rs 19,000 was also recovered from these crooks. The cops also recovered one pistol with live cartridge and 2 knives.
All the accused were found to be involved in at least 10 cases under various sections mostly at Thana Indirapuram and a few at Link Road PS in Ghaziabad.
The police team that arrested the accused comprised SHO Sushil Kumar Dubey, SIs Paras Malik, Bhupendra Singh & Vijay Kumar and other personnel.