Two held for robbing, stabbing Delhi jeweller

February 27th, 2008 - 11:45 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Two men have been arrested for allegedly stabbing a Delhi businessman and robbing him of Rs.20 million, Delhi Police said Wednesday, adding looted jewellery worth Rs.15 million was recovered from them. Sleuths of Special Operation Squad (SOS), a newly formed squad under Delhi Police’s Crime Branch, arrested Sanjay and Mohammed Yaseem alias Bali Tuesday for allegedly stabbing and robbing Shashi Kant Mishra Feb 8 in Kalayanpuri area of east Delhi.

The police said a large chunk of stolen jewellery of the Nakshatra, Sangini and Asmi brands was recovered from them.

Mishra, distributor of Nakshatra, Sangini, Asmi and True Jewellery brands, was attacked with a knife when he got down from his Innova car.

Before pushing a bleeding Mishra into a drain, the two robbers took his personal belongings, including a diamond ring, a gold ring, a wristwatch, credit cards, a laptop and his mobile phone.

They then fled in his car, in which designer jewellery worth Rs.15 million, business documents and cheques worth Rs.4 million were kept.

Mishra sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the Hedgewar Hospital near Karkardooma.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Satyendra Garg said the matter was taken seriously and was transferred to SOS that zeroed in on Sanjay, a convict in auto theft cases who had come out of jail recently.

Sanjay was arrested Tuesday from the Kalyanpuri area and was found carrying part of the looted jewellery. His shanty in the same area, where his mother Jagwanti was living with one Mohammed Idris, was searched and some more robbed jewellery was recovered.

“Sanjay, during his interrogation, revealed he had committed the robbery along with Bali. On Feb 8 the duo was on the lookout for possible targets and spotted Mishra stepping out of his car and getting down near the Telco Bus Stand in Kalyanpuri,” Garg said.

Before abandoning the car in Shakarpur area, the robbers took away the jewellery, mobiles, laptop and other valuables.

“They then came in contact with a Ghaziabad jeweller, Kaushlendra Verma, and sold some part of the robbed property for a paltry sum of Rs.100,000,” Garg said.

“After reading newspapers next day, they came to know that the jewellery is worth millions. They were looking for a jeweller who would give them the real worth for the looted jewellery,” Garg added.

Bali, who left for Kolkata with his share of the booty in search of a better buyer, was arrested there with the assistance of the Kolkata police.

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