Noida Police: Five who robbed people after offering lift arrested
With the arrest of five people, the Noida Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang that robbed people in Delhi-NCR after offering them a lift in their car. The police recovered two firearms and as many knives besides seizing over five kg of cannabis from the car used by the gang, Noida Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ranvijay Singh said.
Gang confessed to being involved in over two dozen cases
"The gang has confessed to being involved in over two dozen such cases where they offered rides to people from Delhi and then brought them to Noida," Singh told reporters. "Here they would overpower and threaten them with firearms and knives to rob them off cash or other valuables before leaving them at isolated spots along the expressway," he said.
Gang picked up targets mostly from Sarai Kale Khan
"The gang would often pick up targets from places like Sarai Kale Khan and take them to Noida through DND or Chilla border, Jhandupura or Hari Darshan route," Singh said. Those held have been identified as Dilip Kumar, Manish Kumar, Shivam, Vikram Kumar, and Sagar.
FIR lodged at Expressway Police Station
"At times, the gang would also force people at gunpoint to withdraw money from ATM kiosks and then abandon them at isolated locations," the officer said. "Four of them are residents of Trilokpuri in Delhi, while one is from Ghaziabad's Khoda Colony," the police said. "An FIR has been lodged at the Expressway Police Station and further proceedings are being carried out," they added.