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Gurugram crime branch arrests 4 robbers

IANS  |  Gurugram 

The Gurugram crime branch has arrested four highway robbers from the district's Kherkidaula area, police said on Wednesday.

The police also recovered one countrymade revolver, one country made 'katta', 6 life cartridges and a Wagon R car from them.

The accused were identified as Bhanu Pratap, Rohit, Rahul and Dipak. An FIR has been registered against them in Kherkidhaula police station.

"We learnt that a robbers' gang was active on Delhi-Gurugram expressway. A team of Bilashpur crime branch was formed under the leadership of an inspector rank officer to arrest them," said Subhash Bokan, PRO of Gurugram police.

The robbers generally targeted those waiting alone at places such as Iffco Chowk, Rajiv Chowk and Shankar Chowk on Delhi-Gurugram expressway. One of them posed as a driver while the others pretended to be passengers. The 'driver' took passengers in the morning and evening. As soon as anyone boarded the vehicle, they would overpower him at gun-point.

"They took victims to isolated places and robbed them of their valuables, cash and jewellery. They also took away debit and credit cards and forced the abducted persons to reveal their PINs and later withdrew cash from ATMs," Bokan said.

"A victim recently approached the Gurugram police and gave a description of the accused. The crime branch team identified them at Kherkidaula on Tuesday and arrested them. The accused have confessed to their role in three incidents," Bokan said.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, January 30 2019. 21:40 IST
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