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Five criminals held in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Five members of a gang involved in robberies and snatchings at gun point here have been arrested, police said on Monday.

The arrested men have been identified as Asif, 23, Salman, 26, Anil, 27, Abid, 28 and Arif, 34. They are residents of and

"They were arrested on Sunday following a tip-off when they came to to commit a robbery. Police recovered two bikes, five improvised pistols and over Rs 1 lakh in cash from their possession," of Police said.

"During interrogation, they revealed that Abid, after being released from jail two years ago, had organised a gang of robbers. Later, he befriended another criminal, got leads of cash movements of from Kamal," Thakur said.

"and Abid, to evade their arrest, used to contact each other on social media platforms," the said.

The gang on July 16 snatched Rs 11 lakh from a Narender Aggarwal, who works as a distributor with an MNC, in Usmanpur. was later seen in a CCTV footage installed near the robbery spot.

"Kamal, who is still at large, purchased firearms with that money the next day. The gang was planning to commit more robberies. Efforts are on to arrest other criminals of the gang," the added.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, July 30 2018. 21:46 IST
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