Ghaziabad police, on October 23,
arrested the cook and the driver accused in a case of theft
at an NRI's flat in Shipra Krishna Vista, Indirapuram.
In a press conference held on October 24, SSP Ghaziabad Deepak Kumar said the police had acted on a tip-off and nabbed the accused duo near Kanauni bridge in Indirapuram.
The police were on the lookout for suspicious vehicles and people since the theft. On October 23, they received a tip-off that the accused were preparing to escape the city and were waiting near a temple close to Kanauni bridge.
Both the culprits, Puran Singh and Monu Saxena, were immediately nabbed. While Singh hails from the Kamalpur village, Saxena is from Ganesh Colony in Chandausi, both in UP's Sambhal district.
Sustained questioning by the police revealed that the accused had hidden the loot in a pit close to the canal in Indirapuram's Shakti Khand 4. Based on the statement of the accused, the police then recovered the stolen items. Police said that the accused had already shifted some of the loot to Singh's sister's house in Sambhal.
The items recovered include the stolen TATA Indigo Manza, cash to the tune of Rs 82,000, £ 1,750, an iPhone, an iPad, two laptops, and visas, passports, ornaments and other valuables worth lakhs of rupees. Police assured that the remaining stolen items would also be recovered soon.
When City Spidey spoke to Jai Prakash Gupta, the NRI whose flat was robbed, he was already in the process of preparing an application for the release of the stolen valuables. "The city police deserve appreciation and applause for being able to so quickly nab the culprits and recover the stolen property," he said.