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Six Bangladeshis among eight arrested for robberies

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 19:56

New Delhi: Six Bangladeshis were among
eight persons arrested for their alleged involvement in
robberies and dacoities in the national capital.

The arrested Bangladeshis included Ikramul Haq (37)
who is allegedly involved in more than 200 cases of robberies
and dacoities, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S
Dhaliwal said today.

Besides Haq, the other arrested are Khokan (35), Mohd
Saleem (28), Mohd Sakil Sheikh (20), Mohd Wakil (35), all
Bangladeshis, Mohd Habib (28) and Anwar Surinder Singh (26).
Dhaliwal said jewellery worth several lakhs of rupees,
a pistol, five vehicles and a motorcycle were recovered from

They were arrested from Vasant Kunj on April 30 on a
tip off when they came to the locality to commit a dacoity in
the farm house of a businessman.

"They committed crime in a corporate manner and every
member of the gang was assigned specific task. They used to
overpower inmates by brandishing weapons and after keeping
them locked in a room, they used to escape away with cash and
other valuables," Dhaliwal said.

After committing two or three big robberies, Haq used
to go back to Bangladesh with looted jewellery and cash and
would return after 3-4 months.

"He used to dispose of the stolen gold and silver
articles to a goldsmith in Bulandshahar and send the money to
Bangladesh through hawala. He used new vehicles for every
crime," Dhaliwal said.


First Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 19:56
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