Three persons, out of the four accused, have been arrested from Jamia Nagar, South East Delhi, for allegedly looting a jewellery shop in Malaviya Nagar, of valuables worth Rs.20 lakhs on 15 June.
They are Azeem, 26, Dilshad Mohammad, 26 and Saurabh Verma, 24. In the incident, four men forcibly entered a jewellery shop and robbed their valuables.
In the complaint, Pramod Jain said that on the day of the incident, two men on a bike came and threatened the workers with a gun.
Soon, two more persons entered the shop and took the valuables and fled. They also disconnected the landline and took the mobile phones of all employees. The robbers were wearing helmets.
A case u/s 392 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (criminal done by several peoples with common intentions) was registered. Finger prints were collected. Major gold financiers and NBFCs (Non-Banking Finance Companies) like Muthoot Finance, Fincorps, IIFL and Mannapuram Gold were asked to report any deal of gold jewellery with 'JJC' mark.
CCTV footage of the area was also collected. On close examination of the number plate of the bike, it was found that it was stolen from Bijnor.
Meanwhile, a tip-off was received regarding an identical bike parked at Gali Number 1, Okhla Vihar, Jamia Nagar. A watch led to the arrest of Azeem.
He disclosed the whereabouts of two other accused, Dilshad and Saurabh Verma. Both were arrested from Shaheen Bagh.
They disclosed the name of Shamshad, a Bijnor resident, as the main conspirator. Azeem said: "Shamshad formed different teams for targets. He would train them before committing the robbery. He targeted the Jain Jewellers for long. We all gathered at a certain place and wore helmets to hide the identity."
Investigation is on to arrest their other accomplices.