Getting almirah locks fixed put these people in line of danger; see how horror tale happened

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New Delhi | Published: October 4, 2017 12:13:15 PM

Three locksmiths, who used to loot households in Delhi on the pretext of fixing almirah locks, have been arrested by the police.

Three locksmiths ARRESTED IN DELHI, Three locksmiths NEWS DELHI, More than 1000 keys RECOVERED, accused identified as Narender, Gurbir Singh and Parkash Singh, ACCUSED FIXED LOCK, Shivaji Park Metro stationThe three accused identified as Narender, Gurbir Singh and Parkash Singh, were nabbed by the Special Staff (west) unit of Delhi Police at Shivaji Park Metro station. (IE)

A horror tale unfolded for some members of the public in Delhi and that too from a very simple thing. Three locksmiths, who used to loot households in Delhi on the pretext of fixing almirah locks, have been arrested by the police on September 26. More than 1000 keys have been recovered from them as they were successful in their attempt for last two years, according to The Indian Express report. According to police, after looting the safe the gang would leave a broken key inside the keyhole, so that the owner could not open it immediately.

The three accused identified as Narender, Gurbir Singh and Parkash Singh, were nabbed by the Special Staff (west) unit of Delhi Police at Shivaji Park Metro station. Along with 1000 keys, several instruments used to pry open locks have also been recovered by the police. “They were on a scooter at the traffic intersection near Shivaji Park Metro station when we spotted and nabbed them,” a police officer told IE. The accused were identified on the basis of CCTV footage and an informer have also identified them, police said. Investigations also revealed that, earlier, the accused were in the pork meat business but they turned after recurring losses.

Surinder Sandhu, the inspector-in-charge of the Special Staff, said the accused used to operate between noon and 1 pm. “After they were arrested, they kept saying that they ‘did not understand Hindi’ and that it was their first time in Delhi,” said a police officer, the report said.

However, it then came to light that the accused were trying to divert police’s attention as they wanted to waste time. The other gang members were told that if they did not return by 7 pm, it would mean that they have been arrested. “All of them stayed at a hotel in Paharganj. When their associates would not return within the said time, they would flee Delhi,” the officer added, as per IE.

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