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Stolen diamonds worth ₹60 lakh recovered from pickpockets

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Seven women arrested for targeting metro passengers

Stolen diamonds worth ₹60 lakh were recovered from a gang of seven women who were arrested for pickpocketing in Delhi metro, the police said on Tuesday.

The accused, Chimna (22), Anjali (23), Reeta (40), Asha (40), Poonam (30), Anita (35) and Reshma (30), all are residents of Anand Parbat, they said.

The women operated in gang and targeted crowded places such as metro trains, crowded buses and trains, the police said. They first identified the victim with heavy pockets at metro stations. Thereafter, they surrounded the victim and rob them.

The matter came to light after a complaint was filed by a man who had come to Delhi for a business trip, they said. On July 28, he was travelling from Karol Bagh to Indraprastha metro station. During the journey, his bag containing diamonds was stolen, the police added.

The accused women were identified with the help of CCTV cameras. In one of the footage, it was found that they deboarded the train at Barakhamba metro station on July 28, DCP (Metro) Mohammad Ali said.

The victim had also travelled in the same coach from which the suspected women got down at Barakhamba metro station.

The accused were nabbed on Tuesday from near Shadipur metro station and stolen diamonds, which they were planning to sell, were recovered from them, the officer added.

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