Police have solved the late-night dacoity that had taken place at the house of a city businessman in Sector 4 on Monday by arresting three people,including two women.
Investigations have revealed that the two women were notorious criminals and one of them has been found to be involved in a chain snatching case. The women had roped in a youth from Orissa so that nobody could suspect them after they had looted the valuables.
According to the police,those arrested have been identified as Sujata and Tabasum of Zirakpur and Gokul Batra,a resident of Orissa. Police officials said they relied on a number of clues including information from their sources about the presence of three gang members as well as their mobile locations to work out the dacoity.
The police said the trio were arrested from the city when they were coming from Delhi to take away the goods that they had looted from the Sector 4 house. The police are looking for a property dealer,two other men who it believes are hiding in a South Indian state and two women from Chandigarh for their role in the dacoity.
Late on Monday night,the gang of thieves,headed by Sujata,struck at house no 147 in Sector 4,Panchkula,that belonged to a city businessman,Rajeev Garg. After entering into the house,the thieves tied up Gargs son,maid-servant and his accountant in a bathroom before fleeing with the valuables. Police said that it had recovered some utensils and a laptop from them while the other valuables,including the mobile phones,and the cash were yet to be recovered.
Police Commissioner (Panchkula-Ambala range) Rajbir Deswal said that a property dealer had told Sujata that there was a cash of nearly Rs 4 crore in a house in Sector 4 following which she roped in Tabasum into the dacoity. After this,Tabasum called up her friend Gokul Batra in Orissa and he came all the way from Orissa to join them in the dacoity. However,police investigations have revealed that the gang was earlier planning to strike at some other house in the city where the property dealer had informed them that the family had a cash of Rs 4 crore,but had accidentally carried out the dacoity at Gargs house.
After carrying out the dacoity in the city,police said that the accused checked into a hotel in Ambala from where they moved to Delhi.