Delhi: Irani gang inspired by 'Special 26' busted by cops

A group of miscreants inspired by the Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Special 26' were arrested by Delhi police on Saturday.

Four members of an Irani gang, who used to rob elderly women of their jewellery by posing as crime branch or CBI officers, were arrested on Saturday.

"The miscreants were inspired by Akshay Kumar-starrer film 'Special 26'. While posing as cops, two of them even used to wear safari suits like police officers in ''mufti' (plain clothes)," said DCP (West) Vijay Kumar.

Two of the accused are wanted in two separate Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) cases by Mumbai Police's Crime Branch, he added.

According to the police, the gang members used to target elderly people, mostly women. One of them used to approach the victim posing as a cop and narrate a story about a murderer or a notorious robber on the prowl in the area, police said.

Another member of the gang would then arrive wearing a gold chain and he too would be cautioned by the fake cop. The person cautioned would then hand over his gold chain and watch to the fake cop.

area, police said. Another member of the gang would then arrive wearing a gold chain and he too would be cautioned by the fake cop. The person cautioned would then hand over his gold chain and watch to the fake cop.

Police said they have solved 100 cases with the arrests.

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