Delhi po­lice crack bank rob­bery case in a day, 2 held

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

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.

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