Six Bangladeshis among eight arrested for robberies



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 them.

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.

PTI