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GANG TARGETTING PERSONS COMING FROM GOLF COUNTRIES: ABSCONDING COOLIE FIROZ KHAN ARRESTED FROM NEW DELHI RAILWAY STATION

September 30, 2021 07:35 PM

● EIGHTH ARREST IN THE SENSATIONAL CASE OF ROBBING FIVE INDIVIDUALS COMING BACK FROM ABROAD (GULF), TO VISIT THEIR HOMETOWN IN INDIA. ● ACCUSED PERSONS IDENTIFIES / TARGET THOSE WHO ARE RETURNING FROM GULF COUNTRIES AND ARE BASICALLY FROM LABOR CLASS.● TARGETS WERE TOLD THAT TO TRAVEL BY TRAIN THEY REQUIRE A FRESH COVID-19 REPORT AND THE REPORT PROVIDED BY THE IGI AIRPORT IS NOT VALID. ● THEY BRING TARGETS TO THEIR OFFICE ON THE PRETEXT OF PROVIDING THEM FRESH COVID-19 REPORTS FREE OF COST AND THEN MAKE THEM HOSTAGES AND ROBBED THEM AT THE GUNPOINT OF THEIR CASH (FOREX ETC.) AND OTHER VALUABLE BELONGINGS. ● HAVE ROBBED HUNDREDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR OFFICE WITH SIMILAR MODUS OPERANDI FOR PAST ONE YEAR DURING LOCKDOWN.● 7 ALREADY ACCUSED PERSONS ARE IN JUDICIAL CUSTODY.

  New Delhi (Face2News)

Team lead by Insp. Pankaj Arora of SIU-I comprising of SI Santosh, HC Yogender, HC Surya Prakash, Ct. Anil, Ct. Amit and under the supervision of ACP Shri Rajesh Kumar has arrested a person namely Firoj Khan R/o infornt of Shauchalay, Gali No. 3, Navi Karim, Paharganj, Delhi in Case FIR No. 125/21, u/s 392/397/342/411/120B/34 IPC & 25/27 Arms Act.

This case was registered on 10.07.2021 in which 7 accused persons were arrested by the above team within an hour of commission of crime of robbing five individuals coming from abroad (Gulf), to visit their hometown in India, on the pretext of providing them Railway Tickets having Covid 19 Stamp for enabling them to travel by Train.

This is the eighth arrest in the matter. All the 7 previously arrested accused persons are running in Judicial Custody.

Arrested accused is a loader (Coolie) working at New Delhi Railway Station and he was hand in glove with the arrested accused persons. His job was to take the targets/victims to the train and to get them board the train just 10 minutes prior to train leaving the station, with the sole purpose & object that none of the target deboard the train and lodge any complaint against them.

Monika Bhardwaj, IPS,DCP, (SIU-I) Crime Branch, Delhi, said, in the garb of arranging COVID-19 report, target(s) was / were taken to their office located at Paharganj, Delhi. Accommodation for target(s) to stay in Delhi is arranged only by the accused persons and asked to come back next day for collection of their COVID-19 reports. It was also assured to the targets that the reports will be provided free of cost. The next day when the targets reach the office for collection of their COVID-19 reports, there remain present 5 – 6 persons (main accused person and his accomplices), victims are shown the reports on computer and ask to pay hefty money in Saudi Riyal for procuring the same.

On the day of incident he was able to flee from the spot and since then he was absconding. He has been sent to Judicial Custody for 14 days.

MODUS OPERANDI OF THE GANG:  From the interrogation accused persons the modus operandi came to light is these accused persons target those individuals who are returning from Gulf countries. The aggrieved persons are mostly from labor class, working in Gulf to earn bread-n-butter for their families residing in India. As soon as the target(s) reaches New Delhi Railway Station, they were approached by them and were told that to travel by train they (target) require a fresh COVID-19 report and the report provided by the IGI Airport is not valid to travel from train and they will require a fresh COVID-19 report in this regard.

Monika Bhardwaj, IPS,DCP, (SIU-I) Crime Branch, Delhi, said, in the garb of arranging COVID-19 report, target(s) was / were taken to their office located at Paharganj, Delhi. Accommodation for target(s) to stay in Delhi is arranged only by the accused persons and asked to come back next day for collection of their COVID-19 reports. It was also assured to the targets that the reports will be provided free of cost. The next day when the targets reach the office for collection of their COVID-19 reports, there remain present 5 – 6 persons (main accused person and his accomplices), victims are shown the reports on computer and ask to pay hefty money in Saudi Riyal for procuring the same.

Those who pay the asked money, are provided the fake Covid Report. Those who refuse, accused persons make them hostages, keep their passports with them and they are then robbed at the gunpoint of their cash (Forex etc.) and other valuable belongings. Thereafter, the accused persons call the coolie (present accused) and get targets to New Delhi Railway Station alongwith their residual luggage / belongings. At the time of sending targets to railway station, the targets are then threatened of dire consequences & snatching of their passports, if any of them has / had ever reported the matter to police authorities.

These targets are permitted to get the train board to their hometown just 10 minutes prior to train leaving the station, with the sole purpose & object that none of the target deboard the train and lodge any complaint against them. Their passports are return to them hardly 5-10 minutes prior to departure of the train. Other Loader (Coolie) involved in the matter are being identified further.

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