Four arrested, revolver looted from ex-army man recovered

Ghaziabad, May 27 (IANS) Four robbers who robbed an ex-army man of his licensed revolver last month were arrested on Friday and the weapon recovered, police said.

Police said on April 14, Anil Kumar was robbed when returning after attending a wedding function in Makanpur in Indirapuram area. He had taken an auto-rickshaw when after some distance, the auto driver stopped the vehicle and the other three passengers, who turned out to be the auto-driver’s accomplices, took away his revolver, mobile phone and available cash.

After a month’s efforts to solve the case lodged against unidentified criminals, police eventually succeeded. Acting on an informer’s tip-off, they arrested four criminals from near the water corporation turning in Pratap Vihar. Following sustained interrogation, they confessed their crime and police recovered the robbed weapon, mobile phone and two knives from their possession.

The four identified themselves as Pradeep Arora, Pradeep Singh, Akash and Monu, all residents Shahdara in Delhi. All, save Monu who is a painter, are auto-drivers.

“The three are expert robbers by way of robbing passengers in autos in the garb of passengers in the same manner as they robbed the ex-armyman April last. Their crime records are being verified from their concerned police station of Shahdara,” said Superintendent of Police, City, Salman Taj Patil.

–IANS

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