Reel villain turns into real robber, falls in net

A boxing champion teamed up with the `villian` of an upcoming movie `Ghost` to steal vehicles in the capital but landed in police net early this morning soon after a daring robbery.

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2012, 18:18 PM IST

New Delhi: A boxing champion teamed up with
the `villian` of an upcoming movie `Ghost` to steal vehicles
in the capital but landed in police net early this morning
soon after a daring robbery.

Manish Upadhyay (23), the actor, and his boxer-friend
Mohit Tokas (28), a Delhi University student, were arrested
allegedly with a stolen car within an hour of committing the
crime, Chhaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South),
said today.

"Tokas is pursuing his graduation from a prestigious
college of Delhi University. He is a medal winner in National
Boxing Championship. Upadhyay is an aspiring model and TV
artiste. He is also playing the role of villain in a coming
movie Ghost," Sharma said.

It all started with police receiving a call taht the two
accused had fled with avehicle after dumping the victims near
Munirka flyover at around 12:30 AM.

During an intensive search, police managed to intercept
the robbed vehicle at around 1:30 AM near CNG Pump in RK Puram
and apprehended the duo.

The victim Jogesh Pal told police that he works in the
call centre of Bank of America at SEZ Dundahera in Gurgaon`s
Sector-21 and runs the call centre cab to pick and drop the
staff.

Early this morning, he along with guard Jaiveer reached
near Kapoor Hospital in Munirka to drop the last female
passenger. The guard accompanied the woman staff to her house
while Pal waited for him in the cab.

"Two youths came and asked him to come out of the cab but
due to fear he closed the windows. When Jaiveer returned, one
of the boys caught him from behind and forced him to open the
door of cab.

"When he opened the door, they forcibly sat in the
car. On their way, they asked them to hand over whatever cash
they have and threatened to leave them naked on the road. Pal
gave Rs 20 and Jaiveer Rs 100 to them. They dumped them under
Munirka Flyover and fled with the car," she said.

Meanwhile, the victim informed another driver of the call
centre Nanak Sharma who informed the police.

"While they were waiting for police, both boys came again
in the robbed car and forcibly made them sit in the car. When
they reached near the CNG pump, police team intercepted them
and arrested the duo," Sharma said.

Police is checking whether they have any previous
involvement in crime.

PTI