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Four teenagers arrested for robberies

Last Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 19:17

New Delhi: Four teenagers, allegedly
involved in over 25 cases of crime, including the looting of
an ATM and stealing the car of a brother of a Delhi High Court
judge, were arrested from Gurgaon, police said on Thursday.

Two minors were among the arrested while the other two
have been identified as Sanjeev (19) and Saleem (19), both
residents of Najafgarh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South)
H G S Dhaliwal said.

The arrests were made yesterday from Sector 21 of
Gurgaon following a chase after police received information
about the presence of four persons involved in robbery cases
in the locality.

"They told us that they were involved in 25
robberies. They had shot their victims without any provocation
or resistance in many cases. In some incidents, they kept
the victims hostage and looted them before leaving them in
isolated areas," Dhaliwal said.

"All the four accused are school dropouts. After
leaving school, Saleem became addicted to liquor and drugs and
to earn quick money and live a lavish life, he formed a gang
and started committing petty crimes," Dhaliwal said.

The gang was allegedly involved in stealing the car of
62-year-old brother of Delhi High Court judge Rekha Sharma
after opening fire at him in Dwarka on February 27. They also
allegedly robbed an ATM on the same day in Sector-4 of Gurgaon
after locking the guard in an almirah.

Four vehicles, eight mobile phones, two country made
pistols, six ATM cards and gold jewellery were recovered from
them, police said.


First Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 19:17

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