Four Bangladeshis held for robbery

September 10th, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Four Bangladeshis, who gagged and robbed a retired deputy inspector general (DIG) of police in Gurgaon and a legislator’s family in a neighbouring town last month, have been arrested here when they were planning to strike in the national capital, police said Wednesday.The four - identified as Mohammed Abbas, 27, Allauddin, 25, Nazrul, 26, and Zakir Hussain, 40 - were arrested from a public park in Shahdara of northeast Delhi while they were planning to rob a house in nearby West Jyoti Nagar, police said. Their two accomplices managed to give the slip to a raiding police party.

The police said the gang was involved in seven cases of murder, dacoity and burglary. Two country-made pistols, two live cartridges, one knife, one iron rod, two mobile phones, three Titan wrist watches and Rs.36,000 in cash were recovered from them.

“The accused in their interrogation revealed that they have committed a series of dacoities and burglaries in Delhi and its satellite towns of Gurgaon and Faridabad at gun point and knife point,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast Delhi) Jaspal Singh.

The police said last month the robbers entered the Phase III home of R.K. Kharbanda, retired DIG of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), in the early hours, and beat up his wife and granddaughter before fleeing with cash, jewellery and mobile phones.

The gang also robbed Faridabad legislator Mahender Pratap Singh’s home after breaking the locks and tying up the inmates of the house.

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