With the arrest of a notorious snatcher namely Parshant alias Piyus alias Bhoppi aged 19 years and resident of Multani Dhanda, Paharganj, Delhi and one more arrest of his juvenile accomplice, the staff of Police Station Pahar Ganj, Central District has solved the sensational case of snatching took place with a Canadian woman in the area of PS Pahar Ganj on the morning of January 3. One mobile tablet, two mobile phones and the motorcycle used for committing snatching have been recovered. Four cases of snatching and theft have been solved.
Complainant Celine Bricault aged 67 years, resident of Canada reported that she is a Canadian national and had come to India on tourist visa on Dec. 22 and was staying in a hotel in Pahar Ganj. On Jan. 3 at about 7:30 am, she was going towards R.K. Ashram Metro Station for morning walk. Meanwhile, three boys riding on a Black Pulsar motorcycle came there and snatched her bag containing mobile phone, tablet, cash Rs. 800 and some other articles and escaped. Subsequently, a case of snatching was registered at PS Pahar Ganj, Delhi and investigation was taken up.
A special team comprising SI Manmeet Malik I/C PP Sangatrashan, HC Jitender Malik, HC Vikender, Ct. Sandeep, Ct. Anant was formed under the supervision of Inspr. I.K. Jha, SHO/Paharganj.
During investigation, the footage of CCTV cameras installed near place of incident was obtained in which three boys riding on a Pulsar motorcycle were seen but their identity could not be established. Subsequently, the details of Pulsar motorcycles bearing registration number were collected from Transport Authority and during analysis, nine motorcycles were shortlisted. It was also revealed that one motorcycle bearing had been stolen from the area of PS Khayala on the previous night. It also came into notice that the people of the area of Khyala/Raghubir Nagar and Multani Dhanda, Pahar Ganj were related closely. Subsequently, the needle of suspicion laid upon this motorcycle as the assailants might have stolen the motorcycle on the previous night and committed the incident in the morning.
The police team deployed sources and collected local intelligence. Finally, one Parshant was zeroed on in and search was made to trace out him. On Jan. 9, information was received that Parshant alongwith his accomplice would pass through Jhandewalan Mandir, Rani Jhansi Road on a motorcycle. Acting upon this information, a ‘nakabandi’ was held at Jhandewalan Mata Mandir, and as per information, above said accused alongwith one juvenile came there on motorcycle. They were intercepted by the police party and apprehended. On verification, the motorcycle was found stolen from the area of PS Khyala. At the instance of Parshant, one mobile tablet snatched from the foreigner women and two other mobile phones were recovered from his house. The mobile phones were found stolen from the area of PS Ranjeet Nagar.
The accused disclosed that they used to steal motorcycles from different areas of Delhi for committing incidents of snatching. They used to target foreigners and snatched their mobile phones and belongings and after committing such incidents for few days, they left the stolen motorcycle abandoned and continued stealing another motorcycles for committing crime. They sold the stolen articles to their receiver Vicky resident of Multani Dhanda, Pahar Ganj who is absconding. Further investigation is under progress and efforts are being made to nab the remaining accused persons.