Snatch­ers strike yet again. Now, it’s at Civil Lines

Scribe’s snatch­ing case: Sus­pect held

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

New Delhi: A 26-year-old busi­ness­woman trav­el­ling in an au­torick­shaw with her mother was se­verely in­jured af­ter snatch­ers pulled her hand­bag near Sant Par­manand Hos­pi­tal at Civil Lines in north Delhi on Satur­day. The woman said two men drove along the auto and sud­denly snatched her bag. The au­torick­shaw driver lost con­trol over the ve­hi­cle and swerved to one side be­cause of which the woman fell off, po­lice said.

The vic­tim, Nidhi Kapoor, told po­lice that the in­ci­dent took place around 8.40am. “The bag was of an in­ter­na­tional make and con­tained Rs 10,000 in cash and her mo­bile phone,” po­lice said. A case un­der Sec­tions 356 (as­sault or crim­i­nal force in at­tempt to com­mit theft) and 379 (pun­ish­ment for theft) un­der In­dian Pe­nal Code was reg­is­tered at Civil Lines po­lice sta­tion. Delhi

Po­lice has ap­pre­hended the prime ac­cused in­volved in the snatch­ing case of a jour­nal­ist in CR Park area. The jour­nal­ist was dragged out of a mov­ing auto and her mo­bile phone snatched on Septem­ber 23. She had suf­fered a bro­ken jaw and a hair­line frac­ture in the skull. Atul Ku­mar Thakur, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (south) said: “We are in­ter­ro­gat­ing the sus­pect. We are car­ry­ing out raids to re­cover the mo­bile phone. There are vi­tal clues about other sus­pects too.”

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Po­lice said the prime sus­pect, Mu­nawar (20), had “trained” sev­eral peo­ple in car­ry­ing out snatch­ings. “He hails from Ali­garh and has 20 cases against him there, in­clud­ing those of snatch­ing, rob­bery and mur­der. He was ex­pelled from school in Class X af­ter a case of at­tempt to cul­pa­ble homi­cide was reg­is­tered against him. He met two other per­sons, Ar­baz and Zu­ber, who have been ar­rested too in con­nec­tion with the case,” Thakur said. Po­lice said Mu­nawar and his gang would sntach a bike, change its num­ber plate and ride to Delhi to carry out the snatch­ings.

Mu­nawar met Ar­baz, also known as Honey, while they were lodged in Ali­garh jail. While Mu­nawar came out of jail by April-end, he waited for Honey to be re­leased two months later. Then, the duo re­turned to their lives of crime. The duo snatched a mo­tor­cy­cle in Ali­garh and with a new num­ber­plate, they came to Delhi. They used the same bike in two other snatch­ing cases. The third ac­com­plice, Vi­jay (22), was Mu­nawar’s child­hood friend, po­lice said.

Mean­while, two days af­ter a 55-year-old woman was in­jured when she re­sisted a snatch­ing bid, two men were ar­rested on Sun­day in con­nec­tion with the mat­ter, po­lice said.

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