The accused have been identified as Mohammed Ali (52), Mohammed Kabli
(45), Anwar Ali (45), Shoukat Ali Jafri (55) and Mukhtyar Hussain (35) who were living in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. They used to travel from one city to another and commit the crimes.
“The accused were earlier declared proclaimed offenders by courts after committing crimes in Malviya Nagar, Bara Hindu Rao and Vasant Kunj areas,” DCP (central) Jasmeet Singh said.
On June 27, a PCR call regarding snatching of 300 gram of gold by criminals posing as CBI sleuths was received at Bank Street in Karol Bagh. It was found that four-five people approached the complainant on the pretext of checking his bag and took away his gold. An FIR was registered and investigation was initiated under ACP Vidushi Kaushik and SHO Manish Joshi.
The team scanned CCTV footage from Karol Bagh market to Pusa Road — covering the stretch of almost a kilometre. A group of five suspects was spotted in one of the footages, while following the complainant and leaving the scene of crime. The information network and sources were used along with technical surveillance to identify the suspects. The data from railways was obtained and analysed, which showed that the five men had arrived in Delhi from Bhopal on June 26.