A 36-year-old man, who is the last of the five main accused in the Defence
Colony heist of Rs 5.5 crore last October, was arrested after being on the run
for three months in different avatars, police said today.
Yogesh, who had been travelling from one place to another since the incident on
September 28 in South Delhi and has 13 cases including charges of murder against
him, was arrested from INA Market yesterday.
Police said with this arrest, all the people involved in the heist have been
apprehended. They also said Rs 12 lakh in cash and a .32 bore pistol with
ammunition used in crime have been recovered.
Vijay Nahar Singh, Yogesh, Hari Kishan, Deepak and Ranjit Rumal are the main
accused in the case, they said. Except Yogesh, all others were arrested in
"Yogesh had been involved in 13 cases including murder, robbery, dacoity, NDPS
Act, snatching etc. He was convicted in three cases of robberies and drugs, and
spent around 8 years in jail. He also took 'supari’ in one case to eliminate one
person over a land dispute," a senior police official said.
Yogesh was good at changing his appearances. He had stayed in temple, mosques
and gurdwaras during the past three months.
With this, police have arrested 16 people and recovered around Rs 4.25 crore.
The gang had waylaid a cash van on September 28, pinned down a security guard
and shot him after he tried to snatch their weapons. They fled the spot in the
cash van leaving behind the car in which they were following the vehicle. The
guard later succumbed to his injuries.
It was a raid at the main accused Hari Kishan's house in Khirki that helped
police in its trail. The key of the looted cash van was recovered in his house.
Hari Kishan and his wife Rashmi were apprehended from Banda in UP on October
The first to be arrested was Deepak Sharma, brother of Hari Kishan, on September
29, a day after the heist.