Five held in Delhi for 100 robberies

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New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Five members of an interstate gang involved in over 100 robberies, including cattle thefts, in Delhi and neighbouring areas have been arrested here, police said on Monday.

They were identified as Lukman, 32, Kamru, 27, Abid, 25, Rashid Ali, 23, and Shahazas, 21. Hailing from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, they were always armed with master keys and house breaking implements.

“All five were found to be involved in over 100 incidents of robbery as well as cattle and vehicle thefts in Delhi and NCR. They were arrested on Saturday night on Wazirabad road,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma said.

The gang members told interrogators they used to steal cattle during evening hours and hand them over to contacts in Uttar Pradesh for slaughter.

Four country-made pistols and two stolen TATA-407 vans were recovered from the gang.

–IANS

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