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Two Afghan nationals arrested for stealing in southeast Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two Afghan nationals were arrested for allegedly stealing cash worth Rs 2.5 lakh and from a shop in southeast Delhi's area, police said today.

The accused, identified as (48) and Mustafa (35), residing as refugees in Jangpura, are brothers, they said.

On August 1, police were informed about a theft in a shop following which they reached the shop and met complainant Sukhjeet Singh Anand, police said.

During enquiry, the victim alleged that Rs 2.5 lakh and a bag containing his were kept on his shop's counter and was stolen by an unknown person, Chinmoy Biswal, of Police (southeast), said.

While patrolling, the police team reached Bhogal. On seeing them, the accused started running, but the police apprehended them and stolen leather bag containing Rs 2.5 lakh cash and a was recovered from them, he said.

During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they used to steal articles and cash from different parts in and later used to sell it later, the DCP said.

The accused told police that they used to pretend as if they had recently moved from and are looking for a house in posh colonies, the said.

They were staying in on a (UNHCR) Card for the last 25 years.

Zameel is a habitual offender with previous involvement in cases of theft. Mustafa used to work as a for Afghan nationals who were here on medical visa, he said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 18:45 IST