Staff Reporter

Karol Bagh theft case solved: Police

Rs. 2.82 lakh out of Rs. 9 lakh recovered from the accused

A watch on the victim was kept while he was withdrawing money

NEW DELHI: An alleged criminal involved in two dozen cases has been arrested by the Central Delhi police in connection with a sensational theft at Karol Bagh here this past week.

The police claimed to have recovered Rs. 2.82 lakh from Nitin alias Jugnu, who along with his accomplice Dharmender made off with a bag containing Rs. 9 lakh in cash this past Wednesday afternoon when the complainant Madhav, an employee with Kaveri Imports Private Limited, was parking his motorcycle near the Indian Overseas Bank.

Madhav, who had brought Rs.5 lakh in cash from his office and withdrawn Rs. 4 lakh from HDFC Bank at Rajender Nagar, had reached the Indian Overseas Bank to deposit the money as per his daily routine.

The matter was reported to the police and dossiers of several criminals who employed the same modus operandi were shown to the complainant, who identified Nitin. Several teams were then constituted to locate Nitin and it was learnt that the accused had already left the Capital. The teams were then sent to Rajasthan, Western Uttar Pradesh and border areas of Haryana and Nitin was eventually arrested and Rs. 2.82 lakh allegedly recovered at his instance.

During interrogation, Nitin purportedly told the police that he got friendly with one Dharmedner alias Daboo during his trial in courts and the two then planned to commit the theft. On the day of incident, Nitin, Dharmender and one Vicky assembled outside HDFC Bank at Rajender Nagar and Vicky kept a watch on Madhav inside the bank. He then informed Nitin and Dharmender -- who were waiting outside the bank on a motorcycle -- about the money withdrawn by Madhav.

Nitin and Dharmender then followed the victim and took away the bag when he was parking his motorcycle near the Indian Overseas Bank.

Nitin had been disowned by his parents long ago after they came to know about his criminal tendencies.

He has changed his address more than ten times in the last four years making it difficult for the police to trace him.

His mother-in-law was also recently arrested at Baroda in Gujarat for allegedly being in possession of drugs.