Delhi police crack bank robbery case in a day, 2 held
New Delhi: Friday’s bank robbery was a challenge the likes of which Delhi Police had not faced in over a decade. And yet history did not come in the way of their cracking the case in less than 12 hours. The work of over 100 policemen led to the arrest of two men on Saturday involved in Friday’s heist at Chhawla’s Corporation Bank and the identification of the five others.
The arrested men identified as Sachin and Parvesh from Sonipat, Haryana. The mastermind of the robbery turned out to be Ram Lagan Sharma. He is on the run along with the second Sachin, Pawan Pandey, Vicky Jhangra and Pradeep.
Police recovered the yellow TVS Apache motorcycle used in the crime, a pistol and a part of the looted money. Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik will congratulate the successful policemen in person on Monday. R P Upadhyay, special commissioner (law and order), explained to TOI that due to the gravity of the crime, several teams under joint CP Madhup Tiwari had simultaneously begun chasing different leads. “The breakthrough was the result of their well-coordinated effort,” Upadhyay said.
Ram Lagan, a murder convict released from jail in 2014, had planned the robbery and engaged six others, three from Najafgarh, for the task. Since September, gang members had visited the bank several times on one pretext or the other to get an idea about the set-up inside the bank.