Police foil dacoity bid; 7 held in New Delhi

Police foil dacoity bid; 7 held in New Delhi
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Seven persons have been arrested from a hotel in Paharaganj here for allegedly planning a dacoity, police said on Wednesday

New Delhi: Seven persons have been arrested from a hotel in Paharaganj here for allegedly planning a dacoity, police said on Wednesday.

The accused have been identified as Aas Mohammad alias Ashu, Raju, Sumit Arora, Dheer Singh, Ashok Kumar, Rahul Batra alias Vicky and Parveen Chaudhary, they added.

On Monday, police received a tip-off that Mohammad and his associates, all members of the Rohit Chaudhary gang, had met at a hotel in Paharganj with a cache of illegal arms.

They were allegedly planning to burgle the premises of one Rajeev Gupta (name changed for security reasons), Rajiv Ranjan, additional commissioner of police (Crime), said.

Immediately, a raid was conducted and seven persons were apprehended, Ranjan said. During interrogation, the arrested confessed to their plan of committing dacoity.

Four country-made pistols, one revolver, 30 live cartridges, two motorcycles, and one car were recovered from the arrested, police added.

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