New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Five members of a gang that used to drug and rob people have been caught near the Kashmere Gate railway station where they had gone to dispose off stolen articles, police said Wednesday.
They have been identified as Mansoor Alam (28), Mukhtiyar (36), Abrar (24), Sabid (26), and Anbir (20).
"All the accused hail from Kishanganj in Bihar and had been residing in Delhi for several years. They had been arrested more than two times previously for committing similar crimes. But after getting bail, they usually went back to their criminal ways," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Railways) Sanjay Kumar Jain said.
The modus operandi of the gang was simple. "They generally used to travel in a TSR One of them befriended passengers at railway stations and bus stops. He took the victims to the TSR in which his other associates were already seated. On the way, they drugged the victims by offering them cold drinks or tea laced with sedatives and robbed them," said Jain.
Their arrest helped Delhi Police in solving seven similar cases of robbery - that were registered in police stations - committed by the gang in the capital.
Last year, the gang robbed Upender Choudhary, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University, who arrived from Canada and was waiting for a train at New Delhi railway station.
In February, the gang robbed Mohit Chouhan, 23, a BSF constable who hired their TSR for Kashmere gate from Nizamuddin railway station.
On May 26, they robbed Jagan Nath, 30, of the Indian Air Force, who hired their TSR for New Delhi railway station from Nizamuddin railway station.