AAP Youth Wing leader, five others held for robbery

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Six youths, including an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Youth Wing leader, have been arrested on charge of robbing a businessman of Rs 25 lakh here, police said on Sunday.

Police said the accused had been identified as Jitender, 27, Sabab, 26, Najeeb, 24, Nadeem, 23, Naved, 22, and Mahammad Yusuf, 19. All are residents of Maujpur in east Delhi.

“They had on March 12 robbed Rs 25 lakh from a businessman, Vipul Jain, on gun point. Jain, also a resident of Maujpur, and locals tried to chase the robbers. As Nadeem’s bike fell down while fleeing, he was overpowered and handed over to police,” Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said.

Nadeem also fired one round in order to make his escape, resulting in gunshot injury to local resident Naresh Kumar, Yadav said.

“Nadeem shared information about his associate’s hideouts, following which police arrested them on Saturday night from Maujpur. Najeeb, who is brother of Naved, is the President of Jafrabad unit of the AAP Youth Wing,” the police officer said.

Najeeb and his brother were found to be involved in over a dozen cases of snatching, he added.

–IANS

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