Leav­ing gas cylin­ders, trans­fer­ring money to wife led to ar­rest

Millennium Post - - CITY - AB­HAY SINGH

NEW DELHI: Don't leave your cook­ing gas cylin­ders at the crime spot! Outer Delhi po­lice on Tues­day claimed to have solved the bur­glary case of a bank in Mundka area, where more than Rs 27 lakhs were bur­gled by uniden­ti­fied per­sons on De­cem­ber 18, last year.

DCP (Outer) MN Ti­wari said they had formed a team of Spe­cial Staff of Outer District along with po­lice sta­tion staff of Mundka to crack the case. Many raids were con­ducted in­side and out­side the Delhi. “Dur­ing the course of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it was re­vealed from Ba­hadur­garh, Haryana that the gas cylin­ders used in the com­mis­sion of of­fence were sold/pur­chased from the shop in Moti Na­gar,” said the DCP. Po­lice fur­ther claimed that the team vis­ited the shop from where ac­cused per­sons had pur­chased or sold the gas cylin­ders.

Po­lice have ar­rested three per­sons in this re­gard. They were iden­ti­fied as Raj Ku­mar Joshi (41), Vikas Thapa (29) and Ramesh (30).

On De­cem­ber 18, a State Co­op­er­a­tive Bank branch at Mundka was bur­gled by mak­ing a hole on the side wall of the bank. While in­spect­ing the crime, it was found that CCTV cam­era ca­bles, DVR, com­puter net­work ca­bles, se­cu­rity alarms were cut and locks of all the doors lead­ing to the locker room were bro­ken.

“Ac­cord­ing to com­plainant Rs. 27,50,684 cash, mort­gaged doc­u­ments re­lated to loans and around 15 Bank lock­ers of dif­fer­ent cus­tomers were found bro­ken,” po­lice said.

“We got an in­for­ma­tion that one of the ac­cused per­sons who com­mit­ted the of­fence is re­sid­ing at Farm House in Safi­abad Road, Narela. It was also re­vealed that they trans­ferred Rs. 60,900 into the ac­count of one Laxmi who is the wife of one of the ac­cused,” po­lice said. Hence, a trap was laid down at the in­stance of an in­former and ac­cused was nabbed suc­cess­fully and he was iden­ti­fied as Raj Ku­mar Joshi. He also ad­mit­ted the crime dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion. Ac­cused stated that he with his other as­so­ciates had planned the in­ci­dent and they were aware about the to­pog­ra­phy of the bank. They have done a re­cee be­fore the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice said Vikas Thapa used to as­sist Joshi in pro­vid­ing new mo­bile SIM card num­bers and mo­bile phones. Af­ter ex­e­cut­ing the night bur­glary he sold some por­tion of the gold to one gold­smith named Ramesh for an amount of Rs 1,40,300. The ac­cused wanted to flee Delhi but were ar­rested.

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