A probe in a multi-crore heist by the Special Task Force (STF) of the Haryana police revealed that the robbers rented an apartment in the same society to execute the robbery.
The incident took place on August 4 in a residential society in Gurugram’s Sector 84 wherein gangster Vikas Lagarpuria, one of the prime suspects, had asked his henchmen to rent a flat in the same society to keep a watch on the two apartments, said senior officials from the STF on Tuesday, Hindustan Times reported.
It took the gangster and his men 10 days to execute the plan which involved 20 people, including policemen, doctors, and financers, said the officials.
While commenting on the probe, STF Haryana Police DIG Satheesh Balan said, “The accused rented a flat in the society. On the night of the incident, they broke open the locks and decamped with the money in several bags in two cars,” The Indian Express quoted him as saying.
The two apartments were being used as maintenance offices by the developer of the residential society, the STF officials said, adding that the theft came to the fore on August 20 when an employee of the developer visited the maintenance office to collect the cash to deposit it in the bank. After scanning the CCTV footage, the realtor discovered that the money was stolen, they said.
On August 21, a case of theft was registered at Kherki Daula police station where police did not mention theft amount, but later the case was transferred to the STF which revealed that gold and cash, including US dollars, worth at least ₹40 crore were stolen. The stolen money was kept in more than 40 bags and sacks, said the officials.