Four persons were rounded up from Meerut T-point in Ghaziabad by a team of cops from Sihani Gate Police station at around 11.30 pm on July 17, after an informer tipped them off, police sources said. The accused were on their way to Meerut to commit a loot from a woman who as per the accused had been tipped off by one of their aides—namely Vikas alias Viccky—to have kept Rs 35 lakhs at her home obtained by selling her house.
The accused had planned to visit the woman saying that they have message from one of her relatives, and on opening the door and accepting sweetmeats as gift they would rob the woman. They even admitted to having planned the murder of the woman if she showed any resistance.
The 4 arrested are Anil Pandey, Abhishek, Amit Nagar and Deepak, all Vijay Nagar residents. After these arrests the police is on the look out for Vikas. The accused also told the cops that some youths from Poorvanchal area were living with them and who were engaged in crime. A police team has been sent on the address of the accused to verify these claims.
The police so far have not been able to find the involvement of the 4 in any other criminal case. One revolver, 2 live rounds, 2 CMPs, one another live round and one knife has been recovered from the accused.
The team of cops that apprehended the accused comprised SI Jitendra Baliyan, SI Sandeep Kumar and other cops.