New Delhi, Aug 19: A gang of Bangladeshi robbers, involved in over 100 heists in the national capital region over the past one year, have been arrested. They were busted by the Delhi Police at Pushpanjali Enclave on Sunday.
The seven members of the gang, who have been arrested, were identified as: Nizam, Sheikh Rafiq, Sheikh Anwar, Shabid Ali, Jainel and Riyaz. The police claim that they are Bangladeshi nationals and have been illegally residing in India. The accused had also fraudulently procured ration and voter identity cards.
The trap to nab them was laid by the team led by ACP ACP Dinesh Kumar and inspector Sukhbir Malik. They relied on the modus operandi used by the thieves while executing previous burglaries.
The ganghad an auto-rickshaw, which they used for travelling in different parts of the city and identifying houses which are locked and whose owners are out of town. The robberies were carried out midnight, using specialised tools to break locks.
Investigators claim that the robbers used to escape from Delhi after carrying out a series of heists, and stashed the wealth they made either in Bangladesh or remote parts of West Bengal. After a few days, they would return to the capital and find new targets.
The police has so far seized Rs 15 lakh worth of jewellery from the accused, along with master keys and tools to break the locks. An Indian national identified as Vinay has also been arrested for helping the robbers to sell-off the stolen items.
DCP (outer) Seju P Kuruvilla said the last heist was carried out by the group on July 26 in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar.