Ghaziabad police bust gang of highway robbers

April 2nd, 2009 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, April 1 (IANS) A gang of six people, including a college student, has been arrested by the Ghaziabad police for committing robberies on the highways near the city, officials said Wednesday.
The six people - Sandeep Singh, Sunny Tyagi, Sanjay Chandra, Rakam Bhati, Monu Tyagi and Feroz - were nabbed from the Industrial Area around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, said Superintendent of Police (City) Anant Dev.

Dev said Sunny Tyagi, a first-year student pursuing Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), was the mastermind of the robberies.

The official added that Sunny was always in need of extra money to lead a lavish lifestyle as he had recently married his girlfriend. And to lead such a lifestyle, Sunny resorted to committing robberies on highways, Dev said.

On March 25, Sunny and his aides looted a cement-loaded tractor on National Highway-24. They then abducted and killed the tractor driver, the official said. The tractor containing 300 sacks of cement was taken to Nekpur village and was sold to four people - Sudhir Chandra, Monu Gurjar, Jogendra Singh and Shyam Saini.

The police have recovered a Maruti car, the looted tractor, three pistols, three knives and 300 sacks of cement from the gang of robbers.

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