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In movie-like heist, 4 persons posing as income tax officers rob Rs 48 lakh in cash from Delhi house

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Inspired by Bollywood movie Special 26, a gang of four persons posing as income tax officers 'raided' a house in west Delhi's area and decamped with Rs 48 lakh in cash, police said Sunday, adding that two of them have been arrested.

Those arrested have been identified as (32) and (30), and Rs 22.45 lakh in cash have been recovered from, officials said.

A complaint was filed on Thursday stating that four persons, including a lady, visited the house posing as I-T officers, Monika Bharadwaj, of Police (west), said.

They showed their identity cards and said they have information about unaccountable cash in the house and conducted a search, 'seizing' Rs 48 lakh in cash, she said.

The accused then prepared seizure memo and took signature of the complainant and asked him to report to the income tax office after two days, along with proof of the money, the said.

While leaving the house, they also took away recording of the house's CCTV cameras saying they need to ascertain persons visiting the house, police said.

During investigation, CCTV footage of the area was analysed and a was identified. On the basis the footage, the accused were arrested, police said.

During interrogation, Sood disclosed that he was earlier arrested in two cases of robbery and cheating, they said.

One of his friends, Neha, informed him that there is huge amount of unaccountable cash in that house. On this, he, along with his accomplices Parveen, and made the plan to rob the house, the said.

Efforts are on to nab the others, she added.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 23:40 IST