Six dreaded criminals of an inter-state gang were arrested by Indirapuram Police for the sensational loot of Rs 13.05 lakh from a Mother Dairy booth distributor, Devendra Chandela outside a bank at Vaishali on June 4. Five accused were arrested in the intervening night of June 9-10 on a tip-off, from Sector 5-6 Vaishali Pulia connecting Vaishali with Indirapuram, while the 6th accused was arrested from near Harsha Mall in Indirapuram. Crime Branch Inspector Sanjay Verma was also part of the police team.
The whole incident was narrated today by Ghaziabad Police comprising SSP Vaibhav Krishna, SP City Akash Tomar, ASP/CO Indirapuram, Ravi Kumar and other senior officers. Indirapuram SHO Sachin Malik was also present.
The accused are namely Sonu Bhati from Gr Noida, Rajkumar a resident of Fatehpur Beri, Delhi, Deepak Sharma from Vaishali, Shubham from Delhi, Naimkar from Gr Noida and Pervez Hassan, a resident of Bulandshahar.
These dreaded accused are known history-sheeters with several criminal cases pending against them, the police learnt. They also have proximity to the dreaded Sunder Bhati, police revealed.
The heist outside the bank was planned 2 month’s back by one of the accused Sonu who alongwith another accused Deepak and his brother Nawab Bhati—lodged in jail—planned it at Ghaziabad court. Thereafter, they roped in the other accused to commit the crime.
Around 13 recoveries amounting to several lakhs were made by the police. Looted cash worth Rs 11.55 lakh was recovered; 6 guns (4 licensed)- a double barrel gun looted from Kasna, Gr Noida in 2017, a single barrel gun from Kasna in 2017, a rifle looted from Soorajpur area of Gr Noida in 2017, another single barrel gun looted from Gr Noida in 2017, and one other DBBL gun were recovered besides one pistol. One Activa scooty, one i 20 car, one Audi car, one i 10 car, one Swift, one SUV were also recovered from the possession of the accused.
Several live rounds of different make were also seized by the cops.
The dreaded gang was active in Delhi-NCR cities. The accused were trigger-happy criminals and were planning to commit several heinous crimes, it was disclosed.
The police team that rounded up the accused comprised Indirapuram SHO, Sachin Malik, Inspector Sanjay Verma (Crime Branch), SI Bhupendra Singh, SI Paras Malik, SI Subhash Chand, HCPs Pradeep Tewatia, Vikas Sharma and others.