Ludhiana Police bust gang of police imposters; arrest kingpin from Mumbai

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The Hush Post | 13:41 | 4-minute read

Ludhiana: The local police have busted a gang of police imposters with the arrest of the kingpin of the gang. The police claimed that the accused belongs to Mumbai’s Irani gang. The gang members had committed snatchings in Mumbai, Karnataka, Bengaluru, Chennai, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Haryana.

The Ludhiana Police arrested the accused from Mumbai following a tip-off. The police had booked him in four incidents of snatchings. His three accomplices Amjad Sameer, Yusuf Ajeet and Sakeer are still absconding.

The arrested accused is Lallu Khani Irani alias Bulldozer alias Siyaz (55). In Mumbai only, as many as 44 criminal cases stand against him. The accused is declared proclaimed offenders in several criminal cases.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City 1) Gurpreet Singh Sikand said the accused came to Delhi by train from Mumbai. They stole motorcycles from Delhi and went to different cities including Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ambala and Patiala. The accused used to target wholesale hosiery markets and jewellery markets.

The accused used to rob traders posing as cops

ADCP Sikand said the accused used to stop traders posing as cops and rob them of their cash and valuables. The gang becomes more active in the festive season. They used to flee immediately after committing the crime.

“The CCTV cameras in various areas of the city captured the accused. The police have identified the accused already with the help of Maharashtra police. Following tip-off, the police have arrested kingpin of the gang from Mumbai. We have launched a hunt for the remaining accused,” the ADCP said.

“On September 29 they robbed two hosiery traders on the pretext of checking. These traders include Jasraj of Chhattisgarh (whom they duped of Rs 1.5 lakh) and Sarvan Aggarwal of Aligarh (UP) (whom they duped of Rs 3.80 lakh). After executing robbery, they reached Amritsar and two days after the miscreants robbed Rajesh Kumar of Bihar in Mochpura Bazaar of Rs 57,000 posing as cops on October 2. After this the gang went to Patiala, Ambala, Panipat, Delhi and back to Mumbai,” he added.

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