A 36-year-old man, who is the last of the five main accused in the Defence Colony heist of Rs.5.5 crore on September 28, has been arrested after being on the run for three months in different avatars, the police said on Saturday.
Yogesh, who had been travelling from one place to another since the incident and has 13 cases against him, was arrested from INA Market on Friday.
With this arrest, all those involved in the heist have been apprehended. The police said Rs.12 lakh in cash and a 0.32 bore pistol with ammunition used in crime have been recovered. Vijay Nahar Singh, Yogesh, Hari Kishan, Deepak and Ranjit Rumal are the main accused in the case, they said. Except Yogesh, all others were arrested in separate occasions.
“Yogesh was involved in 13 cases, including murder, robbery, dacoity, narcotics Act, snatching, etc. He was convicted in three cases of robberies and drugs, and spent around eight years in jail. He also took supari in one case to eliminate one person over a land dispute,” a senior police official said.
Yogesh was good at changing his appearances and had stayed in temple, mosques and gurdwaras during the past three months. With this, police have arrested 16 people and recovered around Rs.4.25 crore.
The gang had waylaid a cash van on September 28, pinned down a security guard and shot him after he tried to snatch their weapons. They fled the spot in the cash van leaving behind the car in which they were following the vehicle. The guard later succumbed to his injuries.
It was a raid at the main accused Hari Kishan’s house in Khirki that helped the police in its trail. The key of the looted cash van was recovered in his house. Hari Kishan and his wife Rashmi were apprehended from Banda in Uttar Pradesh on October 3. The first to be arrested was Hari Kishan’s brother Deepak Sharma a day after the heist. — PTI