New Delhi: Police arrested three men for allegedly posing as police officers and abducting and robbing two people in Delhi.
The police said on Saturday that Two of the accused — Swapnil, 26, and Keshav Sehgal, 34, — were arrested from a house in Ghaziabad’s Loni area while their associate Ravi Sharma, 23, was caught in Rani Bagh.
The incident took place on Tuesday when the car of the victims — Mandeep and Jagdeep — was stopped by the three accused near Sabji Mandi Najafgarh.
In addition to this, police said that the three accused were wearing police uniform and holding walkie-talkies to appear as policemen. They were also travelling in a car.
The three accused allegedly kidnapped the two victims on the pretext of police checking. Later, the two victims were robbed of their car, a mobile phone and earrings and left near Singhu Border.
Speaking to media, Anto Alphonse, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) , said that the police team was checked footage from hundreds of CCTV cameras and finally a part of the registration number of the vehicle used by the three accused was obtained which lead to the arrests.
Police interrogation revealed that Swapnil was working as an engineer in Qatar and had returned to India after he lost his job due to COVID-19 pandemic.
During the investigation, the police found that habitual of luxury life, Swapnil was not feeling good with his low-paying job, so he decided to rob people and roped in the other two men.
The DCP saidSehgal is a property dealer and had suffered losses in business due to the COVID-19 lockdown, while Ravi was also out of job and needed money for his mother’s medical treatment.
The victims’ car, mobile phone and earrings and the vehicle used in crime and two walkie-talkie sets have been recovered, police added.