The Delhi Police crime branch has busted a Mewati gang of cattle thieves and robbers involved in over 100 cases of cattle thefts and robberies reported across Delhi and NCR, police said on Monday.
Five members of the gang including its kingpin were arrested with four country-made pistols, 10 cartridges, two stolen mini trucks, master keys and house breaking equipment.
Police said the arrest of the five has helped them solve 25 cases of robberies and thefts reported in various police stations in Delhi. Those arrested were identified as Lukman alias Tillu, leader of the gang, Kamru, Parvez alias Rana, Shahzad, and Abid.
Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner of police (crime branch), said the arrests came following investigations into the rising incidents of robberies and thefts of cattle especially in areas bordering Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. A team was formed to develop information about the criminals and neutralise the gang members.
“The team collected information about gangs involved in such crimes and zeroed in on one such gang led by Lukman. The movements of the gang members were analysed and it was learnt that they would be visiting Bhajanpura area for committing another crime on Saturday night,” said Verma.
A raiding team was formed and strategic deployment was made at different positions on main Wazirabad Road in Bhajanpura area. Five men were apprehended early Sunday morning while they were trying to flee in a mini truck after being signalled to stop.