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Sunday, January 29 2023

Gang of ATM uprooters busted in Delhi, 1 held

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New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police have arrested an absconding member of an interstate gang of Mewat-based robbers that were involved in uprooting ATMs and siphoning of cash in Delhi-NCR and adjoining states.

The accused, identified as Tayyab (32), a resident of Haryana, was arrested near Tara Apartment, Alaknanda, Delhi.

Furnishing details, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Jasmeet Singh said an ATM of SBI bank having cash of Rs 34 lakh was found uprooted in the area of Badarpur police station on the intervening night of March 31-April 1.

After this the police began probing the incident and examined CCTV footage in the surrounding areas. “Modus operandi of the gang behind the breaking of this ATM was analyzed and the crime appeared to be handiwork of the Mewat-based criminals,” the DCP said.

On April 11, a tip-off regarding the presence of an active member of the gang behind this crime was received after which the police constituted a team and laid a trap near Tara Apartment, Alaknanda, Delhi. The accused gang member, Tayyab, was cornered, overpowered and disarmed and later arrested by the sleuths of Special Cell.

During interrogation of accused Tayyyab, it was revealed that the members of this gang have been involved in committing more than 20 crimes, including uprooting of ATMs, attempt to murder, assault on police, hurt, intimidation, theft, vehicle lifting, Arms Act violation, etc., in Delhi-NCR.

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