Woman held for robbery, Rs 47 lakh recovered
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A 30-year-old woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly masterminding a cash van robbery with her husband in Northwest Delhi's Mahendra Park area last week. The woman's husband, who was driving the cash van, had drugged three others in the van and decamped with Rs 51 lakh.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) P Karunakaran said, "The woman has been identified as Geeta, a resident of Narela. She and her husband Om Pal Singh planned the robbery. Rs 47 lakh has been recovered from her. Singh is on the run."
Police found out that Geeta had an account at the Durgapuri branch of Muthoot Finance. She visited the branch on Monday and police arrested her from there. She told police that her husband was involved in various cases of robbery, theft and snatching in Delhi and NCR.
Police said as per the plan, they moved in to a rented flat in Narela 10 days before the incident. Geeta said Singh had entrusted her with the cash and left, but did not tell her where he was going.
On September 29, the complainants — Hemant Kumar, Yogesh and gunman Brijesh — approached police, claiming that Om Pal Singh offered them sweets laced with sedatives while they were carrying cash to be deposited in various ATMs. They said Singh had stolen Rs 51 lakh.
The victims were traveling in the cash van, a Maruti Eeco owned by Logi Cash Solution Pvt Ltd, with Rs 81 lakh. Police said Singh drugged the three at Ghanta Ghar in Sabzi Mandi, after loading cash at two ATM machines along the way. The three had fainted in the vehicle. The next morning, the van was found near Jahangirpuri Metro station with the three men.
Investigations revealed that Singh had given the firm two addresses — one in Gopal Nagar, Najafgarh and the other in Nand Nagri, Northeast Delhi. Singh had left the Najafgarh house two months ago and the Nand Nagri house 10 days before the incident.
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