Both cars used by robbers to carry out the Rs. 7.69-crore heist in Lajpat Nagar, near the Moolchand flyover, on Tuesday were stolen from different parts of the Capital earlier this month.

The WagonR that was abandoned at the crime scene was reportedly robbed from its owner in North-West Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, while the Verna, owned by Gurgaon resident Anuj Khanna, was stolen from West Delhi’s Mundka area when Mr. Khanna had gone there to attend a function.

The police had registered cases in both the incidents.

The WagonR, it is learnt, belonged to an employee of a national English daily, with the organisation’s logo adhered on the windscreen of the car.

Insider role

Police sources said the entire incident was well-planned, and obtaining the cars was part of the plot.

They also suspect the role of an insider in the incident, as the occupants of the Honda City who were going to deposit cash were usually not sent for such jobs.

According to sources, it was unlikely that scouting would have helped as the collection of money from two parties in South-East Delhi was a one-off arrangement.

“It could be possible only if someone in the know of Tuesday’s developments tipped off the robbers regarding the movement of such a huge amount of cash,” said the source.

On Tuesday morning, Rakesh, an employee of Gurgaon-based businessman Rahul Ahuja, and three others first collected Rs. 3 crore from a party in Kalkaji and then Rs. 4.69 crore from another businessman.

Money never reached

Thereafter, the four persons headed towards Karol Bagh to deposit the cash in two separate banks, including Axis Bank’s Bali Nagar branch and Punjab National Bank’s Karol Bagh branch.

The money, the source said, was to be deposited under ‘Real-Time Gross Settlement’ system but never reached the banks.

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