In a major catch by Sector 58 Police Station, Noida cops led by SHO Anil Pratap Singh arrested 8 notorious auto drivers cum robbers who looted passengers travelling in their auto. The accused used to give lifts to lone passengers. A few of them disguised themselves as co-passengers travelling in the auto along with the victim. On reaching a secluded spot the accused did not hesitate to even use force to being the victims under submission before robbing them of their belongings. They usually committed the crime in night.
All were arrested from near Bank of India Intersection near Sector 62 on June 12. The police recovered 2 CMPs, 4 live rounds, 6 knives, 9 mobile phones, 4 stolen bikes, 2 stolen scooties, 3 stolen autos that were used in crime and cash.
The accused are repeat offenders. They are namely Nihal, Raza, Deepak, Ranjit, Sumit, Hasim, Manoj and Hazrat. All were living as tenants in Khoda and Noida areas.