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'Thak-Thak' gang member arrested

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police today claimed to have arrested an active member of the 'Thak-Thak' (knock- knock) gang and seized Rs 70,000 from his possession.

The modus-operandi of the gang is to distract people driving cars and decamp with their belongings kept inside the vehicle, police said.

The accused, identified as Rohit (19), was arrested in a joint operation of the and the police, they said.

Police said that Rohit along with his accomplices was actively involved in criminal activities in Delhi-NCR.

"The police, on a secret information that the accused would come to the Outer Ring Road near the ESI Hospital to meet one of his friends, laid a trap and arrested him.

"We have recovered Rs 70,000 and a motorcycle from his possession," DCP (west district) said.

According to the police, Rohit was an active member of Delhi's Madangir-based 'Thak-Thak' gang and involved in stealing Rs 1.5 lakh from a car in Haryana's Kurukshetra area on July 7 along with his associate.

They were captured by a CCTV camera while fleeing on their motorcycle, they said.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 00:07 IST