Gurugram, November 19
Almost two weeks after the brutal gunning down of a 26-year-old techie while on a drive with her fiancée, Gurugram police have nabbed the three robbers.
They have also confessed to the murder of a 28-year-old export house employee, Gaurav, who was shot dead by them in a drunken brawl on Diwali night in Gandhi Nagar area.
The accused are involved in at least three murders and over 100 cases of robbery and snatching in the city, police said.
A stolen Swift car which was used in the crime has been recovered from their possession. Police are questioning them and hope many other cases will be solved.
The arrested accused are identified as Irshad alias Golu, native of Ranika village in Nuh district, Hariom alias Kuldeep, native of Madhya Pradesh, and Jitender alias Jeetu, resident of God Balaha village in Mahendergarh district.
Sector 40 crime branch nabbed the trio from their rented accommodation in Bhondsi today.
The accused had shot dead MNC executive Pooja Sharma while she was on a drive with her fiancée Sagar Manchanda. They had intercepted the car and asked her to lower the windowpane but she did not and was shot while trying to escape.
The trio according to police are seasoned criminals who used to rob the public in Gurugram after dark.
The accused largely targeted people at isolated stretches and conducted recce of that area to ensure no CCTV, no PCRs and no police were present.
Preet Pal Singh Sangwan, ACP, Crime, said the suspects were involved in over 100 robbery and snatching cases and at least three murders in the millennium city.
“They confessed they had intercepted a car to rob the occupants, but the woman who was driving tried to escape. They say they didn’t want to kill but the bullet hit the woman and she collapsed. They used a motorbike with a fake number plate and they own a car as well. They had revisited the spot as they thought she had survived. They kept a tab on news and read newspapers to keep a tab on police investigations. They also confessed that they had eliminated Gaurav on the night of Diwali after a brawl between them,” added ACP Sangwan.
Police Commissioner KK Rao had lauded the teams for the success saying it was a blind case with no CCTV footage, no evidence and over 500 people were questioned to crack the case.