New Delhi: A 28-year-old man who was involved in a number of cases of theft that were registered at different police stations in the national capital, was arrested by Delhi Police, an official said on Saturday March 26.
The accused, identified as T. Sarath Kumar, a resident of Ramaji Nagar in Tamil Nadu, used to visit Delhi for only thievery and return to his native village after committing the crime.
During his visit to Delhi, the accused used to stay on the pavements of Railway stations in a bid to evade arrest.
Furnishing details about the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police Sagar Singh Kalsi said, on March 23, when a police team was patrolling in the Lahori Gate police station area, they received a tip-off that a person involved in several robbery cases was roaming in the area.
Acting on the information, the police laid a trap and started checking the vehicles as well as the suspected persons. At around 8.30 p.m. a suspected person was seen trying to flee after noticing the presence of police. However, the police team nabbed the suspect, later identified as T. Sarath Kumar.
Upon the accused’s search, one button operated knife was recovered from his possession and accordingly the police registered a case under section 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
During interrogation, the accused Sarath Kumar disclosed that he belongs to Tamil Nadu and used to visit Delhi by trains to commit crimes in busy markets near the railway stations.
The police official said that the accused is a habitual criminal with a history of involvement in seven cases of theft registered at different police stations of Delhi.