Seven members of a gang, who had robbed bathroom fittings including brass taps worth over Rs 1 crore from a company here earlier this month, have been arrested, police said Thursday.
"Bathroom fittings worth Rs 1.15 crore were stolen from the company on March 3. All stolen products have been recovered and seven accused, including the leader of the gang, have been arrested," Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Vaibhav Krishna said.
"They had committed the robbery with the help of the security guard of the company who facilitated them in getting away with the bathroom fittings. He was a member of the gang himself who had joined the security of the company about 10 days prior to the heist," he said.
"He had joined the company to explore the location and on the intervening night of March 3 and 4 had got other security personnel sloshed after which the gang decamped the company with bath fittings including costly brass-made taps," the SSP said.
On Thursday, the gang was on its way to Delhi where it had planned to sell-off the products, but was held on a tip-off at T P Nagar in Sector 65 by a team from Phase 3 police station and the special Star-1 squad, he told reporters.
A canter truck that was used for transporting the products has been recovered and impounded, Krishna said.
The accused have been identified as gang leader Kuldeep Kumar Tomar, Deepak Tomar, Rakesh Kumar, Irfan Khan alias Raju, who worked as the security guard in the company, Babu, Neeraj Kumar and Pankaj Kumar, police said.
They have been charged with IPC sections 420 (fraud), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 457 (tress-passing), and related offences, they said.
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