A house-maid allegedly served sedatives to a family in the posh DLF Phase-II locality here to help a criminal gang could loot the house but timely information helped foil the attempt, the Haryana police claimed today.
According to police officials, information was received that some persons were planning to commit loot in a house in DLF with the help of the maid in that house.
Acting swiftly, the police nabbed five men identified as Sunil, Satyanarayan, Rajkumar, Ram alias Hritik, Arvinder and Mohammad Zahir, all residents of Bihar and Madhuri, a resident of Odisha, according to a spokesperson of the Haryana police in Chandigarh.
Besides, the police have also arrested maid Manju alias Poonam, also resident of Odisha, he said.
The police claimed that that Manju was known to Satyanarayan, the kingpin of the gang.
According to the plan, Manju served sedative-laced food to members of the family, but the police nabbed the gang before they could commit the crime, the Haryana police spokesperson said.
The spokesman said that during the interrogation, it was found that Satyanarayan was also involved in various other crimes and had recently come out of jail.
The accused were being interrogated intensively, he added.
The spokesperson claimed that the police recovered two country-made pistols, two cartridges, an iron bar, a sharp- edged weapon and a rope from the possession of the arrested persons.
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