Member of Mewat-based gang of ATM robbers nabbed by Delhi police

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New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) A 24-year-old member of a Mewat-based gang of ATM robbers, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on him, was arrested from Haryana, Delhi Police said on Saturday.

The accused Shorab, a resident of Nuh district in Haryana, was wanted in 20 cases of uprooting or breaking ATMs in Delhi and Haryana, and looting Rs 2 crore, they said.

'Police were informed that Shorab was hiding in Rajasthan and would go to Mewat through Silkho Toll Plaza in Nuh district on Friday between 4 am and 5 am.

'A police team was deployed near the toll plaza. On seeing police, Shorab got down from a taxi and tried to escape, but was nabbed,' Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said.

Shorab disclosed that he along with six gang members, including kingpin Shahid, had uprooted eight ATMs in Delhi and Haryana in 2019. He was absconding for two years, the DCP said.

From December 2020 to January 2021, Shorab along with is brother Liyakat and six others the gang had broken 12 ATMs and looted cash cabins, the police officer said, adding they used to spray black paint on CCTV cameras at ATM booths and broke open the machines with gas cutters. PTI NIT NIT NSD NSD