Sib­lings track snatch­ers to their hide­out 2 Of 3 Gang Mem­bers Ar­rested

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Snatch­ing mo­bile phone from a brave and smart woman proved dear to this gang of three mem­bers. On Wed­nes­day, snatch­ers were at their hide­out near Jait­pur. They had no inkling that the woman they had tar­geted in south Delhi a few min­utes ago would land up at their doorstep and put up a tough fight. Two of them were sub­se­quently nabbed by the po­lice.

Chanda Ku­mar (28), a teacher at a school for the spe­cially abled, used the tracker soft­ware in­stalled in her brother’s phone to trace the lo­ca­tion of the ac­cused. The sib­lings reached the hide­out and con­fronted them. When they tried to flee, she chased them and man­aged to nab one of them iden­ti­fied as Nitin. Her brother, mean­while, in­formed the po­lice. It was later found that Nitin was in­volved in more than a dozen of cases of rob­bery and snatch­ing. He was on the run for some­time, and would target peo­ple in De­fence Colony and La­j­pat Na­gar.

Ear­lier, the bike-borne snatch­ers way­laid Chanda on the Okhla Barage Road while she was on her way home on her scooter. They snatched her bag con­tain­ing cash and mo­bile phone and fled to­wards Noida. Chanda, how­ever, man­aged to gather her­self and bor­rowed a phone from a passerby to in­form her brother Prab­hat

BRAVE ACTS: Ran­jan about the in­ci­dent. The sib­lings traced the phone’s lo­ca­tion and reached Khadda Colony where they found Nitin and two more men along with their bike. “On see­ing us, they started run­ning. I man­aged to chase and catch hold of Nitin. My phone and some doc­u­ments fell out of his pocket. My brother in­formed the cops who ar­rived within a few min­utes. The man was handed over to them,” said Chanda.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, Nitin said that he was a res­i­dent of La­j­pat Na­gar and had taken to snatch­ing for quick money. “We nabbed one of his associates from Faridabad, and have launched a man­hunt to nab the third ac­cused,” said Chin­moy Biswal, DCP, south-east.

Cops have, mean­while, awarded Chanda and Ran­jan with a cer­tifi­cate and Rs 2,500 each. Chanda has also been asked to at­tend the self­de­fence pro­grammes and mo­ti­vate oth­ers.

Chanda and Ran­jan were awarded with a cer­tifi­cate and 2,500 each

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