The Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have cracked the case of a highway robbery by arresting three members of a gang here, and recovered the goods which were being sold by online e-commerce platform Amazon.
The arrested accused have been identified as Deepak Pandey, 26, a resident of Israil Camp in Rangpuri Pahari; Monu Tomar, 26, a resident of Mahipalpur; and Anil alias Hattal, 19, also a resident of Rangpuri Pahari.
The robbed consignment of Amazon and the vehicle used in the crime were recovered from them, the police said.
According to police, the robbery was reported on September 10 by Vineet Dixit, a resident of Amar Colony area of west Delhi.
In his complaint Dixit said that he runs a transport business and his two goods tempos were attached with Mahendra Logistics which transports the goods booked online and supplied by Amazon company.
He also stated that his driver Ramdas had informed him by calling from a unknown number that his mini-tempo loaded with goods worth Rs 14 lakh was taken away from NH-8 near Raddison Hotel by six assailants.
“The injured driver of the tempo was found from an isolated place in Rangpuri,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Nupur Prasad said.
“In his statement Ramdas said that his van was intercepted by a car and six persons of that van, blocked the tempo and then took it to a deserted place and they unloaded the goods in their van,” the officer said.
“The assailants then beat Ramdas and robbed him of his mobile phone and wallet and dumped him at unknown place behind Ghitorni forest area in south Delhi and fled,” the officer added.
“During interrogation, Tomar disclosed his involvement in the crime. He confessed that he along with his associates, Deepak Pandey, Shibbu, Sagar, Anil and Rohit committed the robbery,” Prasad said.
According to the police, Tomar was previously involved in a case of robbery and had been sentenced to jail in Baraut in Uttar Pradesh.
The police also said that they are looking for his accomplices Rohit, Shibbu and Sagar who are missing and on the run.