Delhi Police recovers Rs 1.5 crore stolen jewellery within 12 hours

An alert by the officials of a PCR van on Sunday helped Delhi Police to recover jewellery and diamonds worth Rs 1.5 crore within 12 hours of it being robbed at gunpoint by two youths in Alipur area of outer district.

PTI| Updated: Jun 16, 2014, 01:02 AM IST

New Delhi: An alert by the officials of a PCR van on Sunday helped Delhi Police to recover jewellery and diamonds worth Rs 1.5 crore within 12 hours of it being robbed at gunpoint by two youths in Alipur area of outer district.
The incident took place last night when four employees of jeweller Surendra Gupta, a resident of Karol Bagh area, were returning to Delhi in a car after taking silver ornaments and diamonds worth Rs 1.5 crore from a Punjab-based jeweller.

"When a salesman working with Gupta, along with his two colleagues and driver, was returning from Punjab, two unidentified youths stopped their car on NH-1 near Khampur village. They snatched their bags containing silver and diamonds worth Rs 1.5 crore and fled the spot," Additional CP (Outer) Sanjay Kumar said.

After the incident, he called up his employer and later informed the police about the loot.

"As the loot was reported, description of alleged robbers and description of vehicle involved in the incident was flashed to all border check posts and all mobile patrolling police control room vehicles," said another police officer.

"Today at about 1.15 p.M., the alert staff of the one of the Delhi Police Control Room MPV stationed at Narela and manned by HC Randheer Singh and Ct. Rajender spotted the car behind Raja Harish Chander Hospital Narela and started chasing. Finding the PCR van following them, the robbers fled after abandoning the car near Sector-5 Narela Chowk.

"On checking, the entire looted diamond and silver was recovered from the car," the officer said.

Police said the Spl. CP has announced a cash reward of Rs 10,000 each for the PCR van staff for their excellent work.