Gold items worth Rs 12 lakhs recovered from two burglars
New Delhi, July 23 (Delhi Crown): The Dwarka Police (in Delhi) on Saturday claimed to have arrested a goldsmith who used to buy stolen gold and other jewellery items from burglars at throw away rates, and then made new jewellery out of the booty.
The goldsmith identified as Dhirender Verma (34) runs a jewellery shop in the Dabri area and is said to be a resident of Mahavir Enclave.
He was arrested after two burglars arrested by the Dwarka Police revealed during interrogation that they used to regularly sell the robbed items to him. According to the police, Verma was well-known to the two burglars and was aware that the items he bought from them were stolen property.
Giving details, Dwarka DCP Harsha Vardhan said that two burglars identified as Charan Singh alias Charanjeet alias Guddu alias Aditya, a resident of village Jatusana in Rewari district, and Ravi alias Golu (23), a resident of Mohan Garden, in Uttam Nagar, were active for long in several areas falling under the Dwarka Police District.
While Charan Singh was previously involved in more than 33 cases of robbery and burglary, Ravi was involved in nine cases of burglary in the past.
Police said that the duo belonged to the infamous “Bawaria Gang”, members of which are often found involved in cases of robberies and burglaries.
Charan Singh and Ravi mainly chose their ‘targets’ in Chhawla, Bindapur and Uttam Nagar areas for carrying out burglaries.
Based on a secret information, the police nabbed Ravi from a spot in Mohan Garden. During interrogation he revealed the identity of his accomplice Charan Singh. Subsequently, the police gathered that they used to sell the stolen items to a goldsmith named Dhirender Verma.
According to the police, gold jewellery and other valuable items worth Rs 12 lakhs were recovered from the burglars’ possession.
Interestingly, accused Ravi had hypothecated one gold chain, two gold rings, three gold lockets and a gold star with a branch of finance company at Mohan Garden to take an instant loan.