South Delhi heist: 4 more arrested, almost entire cash
Four more persons allegedly involved in the Friday`s sensational Rs 5.25 crore heist in south Delhi have been arrested with police Monday claiming that it has recovered almost the entire looted money.
New Delhi: Four more persons allegedly involved in the Friday`s sensational Rs 5.25 crore heist in south Delhi have been arrested with police monday claiming that it has recovered almost the entire looted money.
With this, the total number of arrests rose to seven, including two relatives of one of the accused who helped them in hiding the money.
Harikishen, the alleged kingpin, Ranjit, Vijay Dagar and Yogesh were apprehended from Malviya Nagar area on Sunday.
Deepak Sharma, one of the robbers, and Dagar`s two relatives were arrested earlier.
A senior police official claimed that they have recovered almost the entire looted money.
Police had yesterday claimed it had recovered over Rs 2.36 crore out of the money looted from a cash van of a cash replenishment agency in upscale Defence Colony on Friday afternoon, after a security guard who resisted the five robbers was shot.
The guard succumbed to the bullet wound.
The breakthrough in the case came after police managed to fish out dossiers from its records as victims, eye-witnesses and informers providing detailed description of suspects who were spotted in south Delhi`s Malviya Nagar and Khirki areas.
The gang had plotted the heist when they were in jail earlier this year and had recceed the area before executing the daring robbery.
The arrests came following locals informing police that they have spotted some youths in Khirki with big boxes and with their description, a portrait of one of the suspects was developed. This led to the identification of suspects.
During raids, police also managed to recover the key of the cash van, which the gang looted, from Harikishen`s residence.