Two held for shoot­ing 20-yr-old dead who re­sisted rob­bery

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NOIDA: Gau­tam Buddh Na­gar Po­lice on Sun­day said they have ar­rested two per­sons for al­legedly killing a 20-yearold gro­cery shop owner dur­ing a rob­bery at­tempt in Bhangel area of Noida, in Fe­bru­ary this year.

Po­lice said the ar­rested men were iden­ti­fied as Praveen and Jo­gen­dra, na­tives of Phase-2 area of Noida, and two il­le­gal coun­try-made pis­tols, four cases of live am­mu­ni­tions and some cash from their pos­ses­sion.

“Act­ing on a tip-off, the ar­rest was made from Kakrala area un­der Phase-2 on Satur­day night. The crim­i­nals con­fessed that they shot the trader, as he re­sisted the rob­bery. Around Rs 2.5 lakh of cash was snatched by the rob­bers, of which we have re­cov­ered Rs 30,080. Two other ac­com­plices, Sachin and Ro­hit, are still at large and we are con­duct­ing raids at sev­eral sus­pected lo­ca­tions to nab them” said Arun Ku­mar Singh, Su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice, Noida.

Dis­cussing their crim­i­nal his­tory, Singh told re­porters “Around 20 cases are regis­tered against Praveen, of which 17 are heinous, in­clud­ing mur­der, loot and oth­ers. Jo­gen­dra also holds a sim­i­lar his­tory,” said Singh.

Di­wakar Kansal, 20, was shot dead by four armed per­sons on the night of Fe­bru­ary 25, when he was walk­ing home with his father Raj Ku­mar Kansal af­ter clos­ing their shop.

Di­wakar was shot dead for re­sist­ing the rob­bery bid, af­ter which the as­sailants fled with cash bag.

Fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, mas­sive protests were car­ried out by fam­ily mem­bers of the de­ceased and lo­cals. NEW DELHI: Delhi Po­lice on Sun­day said they have ar­rested four high­way rob­bers, in­volved in more than 30 crim­i­nal cases, from Haider­pur area of north west Delhi.

The ac­cused were iden­ti­fied as Rahul Ku­mar (24), Biren­der Pratap (25), Kam­lesh Ku­mar (28) and Tinku (20).

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, more than seven rob­beries were re­ported on Na­tional High­way-8 near Dhaula Kuan, where vic­tims were robbed in a sim­i­lar man­ner and cases were regis­tered at Delhi Cantt po­lice sta­tion. Rob­beries with a sim­i­lar mo­dus operandi were also re­ported from Ka­pashera, Vas­ant Kunj South, Air­port, and Dwarka.

Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (South West) Milind Dumbere stated that on Satur­day, Pratap, Kam­lesh and Tinku were ar­rested from Haider­pur.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, they re­vealed Rahul’s lo­ca­tion,who was also ar­rested later.

“The ac­cused con­fessed to their in­volve­ment in a se­ries of high­way rob­beries at Mahipalpur, Ka­pashera, Delhi Cantt and Dhaula Kuan and NH-8. They used to drive cabs on var­i­ous routes of Delhi-gu­ru­gram and es­pe­cially Gu­ru­gram to Dhaula Kuan,” said the DCP.

Re­veal­ing the mo­dus operandi, he said that the ac­cused used to spot com­muters at NH-8.

The ac­cused ob­served that there were not enough means of pub­lic trans­port at night, and com­muters often took lifts in shared cabs to save some money. “Be­ing alone at night, the ac­cused found them as a weak tar­get for rob­bery. So, they formed a gang and for sev­eral months, looted com­muters,” said Dumbere.

Po­lice also claimed that the ac­cused would assem­ble at Haider­pur around 9 pm, and one of them would bring the ve­hi­cle, while all of them would switch off their cell­phones.

They would then choose tar­gets wait­ing alone at Ka­pashera Bor­der, Mahipalpur or at Dhaula Kuan.

“They would give the vic­tim a lift and make him sit be­tween two of their part­ner in the rear seat. Af­ter reach­ing near a dark stretch, they would loot the vic­tim on gun­point and then throw him out in the dark stretch,” said the DCP.

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The ac­cused Praveen and Jo­gen­dra in po­lice cus­tody

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