Key member of gang behind break-ins at ATMs arrested | Delhi News
New Delhi: The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a key member of a Mewat-based gang alleged to have looted over 1.3 million rupees in 12 ATM break-ins in Delhi since December. The gang members cut open the cash boxes with gas cutters and uprooted the kiosks with SUVs.
The arrested man was identified as Waqeel, 33, who lives in Nuh, Haryana.
“The suspect was arrested by a team made up of Inspector Shiv Kumar, SI Rajesh and others near a bus stop at the intersection of Nelson Mandela Road and Vasant Vihar Road,” said one police officer. A .32 bore semi-automatic pistol and four live cartridges were recovered from it.
Waqeel and his staff sprayed black paint on CCTV cameras after entering ATMs. Then they cut open the ATMs with the help of a gas cutter and removed the cash booths. After removing cash, they threw away parts of ATMs. Sometimes they used their SUVs to uproot the ATM by tying ropes around them.
Waqeel, police said, was working under the gang’s kingpin, Liyaqat, and Dhaula Kuan raped Shamshad, who had previously been arrested. Shamshad was paroled on April 20 last year as part of an exercise to relieve prisons of compliance with the government’s Covid-19 rules.
On the night of November 23-24, 2010, five men kidnapped a BPO worker near Sharma Automobiles in Moti Bagh in South Delhi, put her in a van and raped her in the moving vehicle. The incident took place when she was returning home from her office in Gurgaon with a friend and was dropped off by an office taxi. The convicts then took her to Mangolpuri near Delhi, raped her, and left her on an isolated route.
In addition to Shamshad, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias bada billi and Kamruddin were among those convicted of the cruel crime in 2014.