Data record of several mobile service providers scrutinised

Two persons have been arrested in connection with a snatching case outside a bank near Jeevan Vihar Building on Parliament Street earlier this month. The investigation required the police to scrutinise data record of several mobile service providers running into more than 30,000 calls.

Ganga Singh was returning from the Bank of Tokyo carrying Rs.1.56 lakh and a bank draft around 12-30 p.m. on July 4 when two young men on a motorcycle allegedly snatched his bag containing the cash and the draft and sped away.

Taking up investigation, a team led by New Delhi Special Staff Inspector Arun Kumar procured the bulk data record of mobile service providers and also scrutinised the footage of the closed-circuit television camera inside the bank.

“The CCTV footage showed a young man speaking to someone over a landline phone from inside the bank premises and then trailing the victim. The bulk data record running into more than 30,000 incoming and outgoing calls between 12-30 p.m. and 12-40 p.m. was studied and we zeroed in on three calls. It was a mammoth exercise that took us more than three days,” said a senior police officer.

The calls were made from mobile phones found to be registered at Mahesh Hotel in Paharganj. The guest house manager told the police that the accused had stayed in the guest house a few months ago and provided the photocopies of their driving licences.

The accused were identified with the help of their photographs on the driving licences and two of them were arrested near Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.

Absconding

They were identified as Makhan Yadav (32) and Rahul (19). Two of their accomplices, identified as Arjun and Sikandar, are absconding.

The two purportedly told the police that they had procured driving licences from Varanasi Transport Authority against fake documents. All four are involved in petty crime cases, the police said.

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