Sunday, September 26, 2010

Posing as cops on CWG duty, robbers loot cash and gold

Even criminals in Delhi  seem to be cashing in on the Commonwealth Games. In two separate cases of robbery reported from north and southwest Delhi on Saturday night, robbers posing as Delhi Police  personnel looted two men of cash and gold jewellery worth several lakh rupees. In both cases, these robbers pretended to be part of the amplified security measures in operation due to the Commonwealth Games.

The first case was reported from Dhaula Kuan in southwest Delhi. The victim, Hemant Sharma (29), claimed he had been driving from Rajouri Garden to Sriniwaspuri when he was stopped by two policemen.

"The man in police uniform flagged my car down near Dhaula Kuan subway and asked for car documents. Thinking it to be part of the Commonwealth Games checking, I willingly complied. After this, he asked me to show the papers to three other men, saying they were his seniors. There, the men showed me a gun and took away around Rs 12,000, my gold chain and gold rings. and fled on their motorbikes," claimed Hemant.

The incident took place around 8.30pm. He reported the incident to police around 9.30pm, said cops. A case of theft has been registered.

A second case was reported from north Delhi near Lahori Gate on the same evening. Ratan Chand, a 50-year-old employee of Rajasthan-based Sri Gopal Jewellers was carrying back to Rajasthan around a kilogram of solid gold worth Rs 20 lakh that he had purchased in Delhi. He was waiting for bus to Rajasthan around 9.30pm on Saturday, in Fatehpuri near Old Delhi railway station, when he was allegedly approached by a man in police uniform, with four others in civil clothes, claiming to be crime branch personnel.

The men searched him under the pretence of Games security and took out the jewellery and pretended to put it back. Flustered by the sudden checking, Ratan claimed to have hurriedly mounted the bus only to discover that the jewellery was missing.

A case has been registered and investigation is on.

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