3 held for robbing man at gunpoint

New Delhi, February 21

Three men were arrested for allegedly robbing a person at gunpoint to fund their trip to Manali, the police said on Friday.

Accused involved in firing incident too

  • On February 3, a man informed the police that three unidentified persons had robbed his car, cash worth Rs 61,000 and his mobile phone under the Palam Flyover at gunpoint
  • During investigation, it was revealed that the same accused were involved in a firing incident in Palam village the same day

The accused have been identified Shakeel (19), a resident of Budh Vihar, Karan Singh (19) and Puspender (21), both residents of Kanjhawala, they said. One Jatin Dabas (20) was also arrested for disposing of the robbed items, police said.

At around 4 pm on February 3, a man informed the police that three unidentified persons had robbed his car, cash worth Rs 61,000 and his mobile phone under the Palam Flyover at gunpoint, a senior police official said.

“During investigation, it was revealed that the same accused were also involved in a firing incident in Palam village the same day. The police analysed the CCTV footage of nearby areas and call records and arrested the accused persons,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said. Interrogation revealed that Karan’s cousin got married to a person in Palam village. But due to domestic issues, she was residing with her parents, the DCP said. Karan wanted to teach his cousin’s husband a lesson. He also made threatening calls to him and demanded Rs 2 crore as the victim was financially sound, police said. They procured a country-made pistol from Bagpath in Uttar Pradesh.

On February 3, they first fired in Palam village and threatened Karan’s brother-in-law and later robbed the complainant at gun point, police said. After the robbery, they handed over the car to Dabas and left for Manali. — PTI 

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