PATNA: Bihar police Sunday smashed an interstate gang of gold-robbers wanted for several robberies in Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat and several other states.
After a month of electronic surveillance, the police arrested 2 of the gang members from Vaishali district with a stock of illegal firearms and bundles of hemp worth Rs 3 lakh.
According to Superintendent of Police (SP), Vaishali, M S Dhillon said, “Mohammad Mehraz, 45, the ace of interstate active gang of professional gold robbers, and 1 of his assistants identified as Indrajeet Kumar were arrested from their hideout near Jaduha in Hajipur Town. They had come to Bihar to organize other gang members and conduct gold robberies. The had also planned a loot Muthoot Gold Finance company in Surat where they were staying temporarily.”
The police informed that, Meharaz was involved in many gold robberies in Delhi, West Bengal and in several other states. He along with his other partners had sold gold jewelry worth Rs 20 lakh in Kolkata after looting gold at a jewelry shop in hajipur.
“Each of the members of this inter- state gang of gold robbers has been committing crimes suitably dressed like affluent customer. After seeing gold, diamond and silver made jewelry, they suddenly used to take the staff and the owner of shops captive at gun points & conduct loot”, the police informed.