The STARS-1 team of the Crime Branch has busted a gang of robbers/dacoits/truck jackers and arrested five members of the gang from the area of Azadpur Railway Station, Delhi. The accused persons have disclosed their involvement in incidents of truck jacking/robberies and burglaries at godowns in the area of Ring Road, Narela, Alipur, Kundli, Sonipat, Haryana, etc. Two cars used in commission of crime, purchased from the looted amount have also been recovered. The name and addresses of the arrested accused are as follows:
1. Ajay Yadav @ Gabbar, R/o Kundli, Sonipat Haryana, Age- 38 years
2. Prakash Jha @ Santosh @ Khotia @ RahulR/o Rajeev Nagar, Libaspur, Delhi, Age- 28years
3. KishanR/o Alipur, Delhi, Age- 24years
4. Manoj, R/o Azadpur, Delhi, Age- 26 Years.
5. Arvind @ Chotu, R/o Alipur, Delhi, Age- 28 Year
The STARS team of Crime Branch was assigned the task to track the movements of criminals indulging in robberies and burglaries in godowns and on highway/outer Ring Road in Delhi & NCR region. After sustained field work and diligent tracking, on 11.09.2018, Ct. Sushil Kumar received secret information that few members of a gang involved in truck jacking on Ring Road/National Highway and other robberies and burglaries would assemble at Azadpur Railway Station, Delhi.
This information was further developed by the team of STARS-1, Crime Branch led by ACP Ms. Shweta Singh Chauhan comprising of Inspr. Ishwar Singh, SIs Rajeev Malik, Sandeep Khrab, ASIs Deep Chand, Vijay Singh, Jai Prakash, HCs Vinod Kumar, Mitter Singh, Manjinder Cts. Sushil Kumar, Raghubir and Sandeep Yadav under the supervision of DCP Dr. G. Ram Gopal Naik and a trap was laid near the expected place of their arrival.
At about 02:00 pm, the accused persons came near Azadpur Railway Station from nearby Jhuggies and they were apprehended by the team at the pointing out of the secret informer. On cursory interrogation, the accused persons admitted their involvement in a truck jacking case of PS Kirti Nagar and a burglary case of PS Kundli, Sonipat. Accordingly, the accused persons were arrested.
On interrogation, the accused persons Ajay, Prakash and Kishan confessed their involvement in a sensational robbery of 225 bags (each containing 70kg) of supari worth rupees 70 lakhs, after jacking a truck from Ring Road, Kirti Nagar, Delhi on 09.09.2018.The Swift Dzire car and Chevrolet Beat car, used by criminals in committing the robbery have been recovered. The criminals have used fake number plate of registration number DL 1CD xxxx on Dzire car to commit the robbery. These cars were found purchased recently by the accused persons from the sale proceeds of stolen/looted goods.
Accused Manoj and Arvind confessed their involvement in burglary case of theft of 100 bags of Kattha worth rupees 25 lakhs registered at PS Kundli, Sonipat. Accused Prakash Jha @ Khotia also confessed his involvement in the theft case wherein he along with Sonu, Deepak, Nirgun, Sunil, Pappu and others committed theft of consignment of goods of Amazon.Two plastic bags full of articles of Amazon have been recovered from the car of Prakash Jha @ Khotia. In order to commit robbery, the accused persons used to identify and follow the target trucks from toll plaza, Gurugram.The other associates of accused persons involved in theft and robbery cases have been identified and efforts are being made for their arrest.