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2 held in Delhi for planning to kill, rob elderly couple

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men have been arrested for planning to kill an elderly couple and rob them in central Delhi, the police said today.

and were nabbed on June 12, on the basis of a tip-off, they said.

The police claimed that the accused also wanted to kill the witness of a murder case who had refused to change his statement.

During investigation, it was found that one Pawan, currently lodged in in connection with a double murder in Rajendra Nagar, had worked as a for four to five years in central Delhi, of said.

While working as a driver, he had spotted a financially well-off elderly couple. In jail, he came in contact with Ombir Singh, Paramjeet and Golu, and shared the information with them, the said.

After was released from jail on parole, Pawan deployed his brother-in- law Jagdish Kumar, who was working as a in the same area to find out the present position of the elderly couple, he said.

Kumar did a recce of the couple's house and informed Pawan that they were still residing there. Pawan and Singh passed on the information to Paramjeet, the DCP said.

On June 6, Singh was released on parole. On June 9, Paramjeet came to and stayed at Kumar's house, and the next day they surveyed the house of the elderly couple, the said, adding Singh had planned to commit the crime in the early hours June 13.

However before they could execute their plan Singh and Kumar were nabbed by officials of the Special Cell on June 12, the DCP said.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 23:00 IST