Six of the seven accused nabbed
Gurugram, April 24 (Delhi Crown): In a major breakthrough, the Gurugram Police have arrested six of the seven accused involved in the Cash Van dacoity case a week ago, confirmed Commissioner of Police Kala Ramachandran on Sunday.
On April 18 the seven accused had looted over Rs 96 lakhs from a cash van from Subhash Chowk area on Sohna Road after throwing chilli powder in the eyes of driver and one helper sitting in the cash van, while one had gone to collect cash from a Maruti showroom.
The cash van used to collect cash from Delhi International Airport’s T-3 and T-1 parking areas and then from a couple of showrooms in Gurugram, before depositing it at a HDFC Bank branch.
She said that one of the accused named Javed did the “insider job” as he had worked with the company “S&IB”, engaged in collecting cash, for a few days last year and was well-versed with the regular route of the cash van.
“The accused particularly chose Monday as the day to loot the cash van as on this day maximum cash is collected, including cash for Saturday and Sunday. They attempted to carry out the dacoity a couple of times earlier but failed. The accused had carried out a proper recce before carrying out the loot,” said the CP.
Addressing press persons on Sunday at her office, the CP said that Rs 70.50 lakhs have been recovered and efforts are on to recover the rest of the amount.
The CP said that one of the accused was nabbed on the night intervening Thursday-Friday, while three accused persons were arrested from Ambala Toll Plaza on Saturday night while they were returning in a car after paying a visit to Mata Vaishno Devi. The rest two accused were arrested from Delhi on Sunday.
They all belong to Chhattarpur (in Delhi) and Faridabad areas, and have been known to each other for the past several years. Some of them have been involved in heinous crimes in the past and have been in Bhondsi Jail.
In an apparent reference to the two-months old triple murder case at a CNG Pump on National Highway, in Sector-31, the CP said – “We are working on the cases that are not solved yet, and will share details once we crack them.”