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Delhi: Social Science Teacher Impersonates Traffic Police, Robs Rs 50 Lakh From Car At Red Fort

As per media reports, the teacher, identified as Harender, is believed to be the mastermind behind the crime. So far police have apprehended two suspects while the teacher and two others remain on the run. 

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In a bizarre incident, Delhi police has been chasing a social science teacher who, along with his associates, allegedly disguised as a traffic police and  intercepted a car before stealing rupees 50 lakh. As per media reports, the teacher, identified as Harender, is believed to be the mastermind behind the crime

So far police have apprehended two suspects while the teacher and two others remain on the run. The two arrested suspects were identified by the police as Mahender Kumar, 21 and Sandeep Kumar, 34. 

According to the special commissioner (crime branch) Ravindra Singh Yadav, “Raids are ongoing to arrest Harender and two other identified suspects.”

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The investigation is currently placed under the crime branch and a case of cheating by impersonation was registered at IP Estate police station.

“Since the suspects had masked themselves and used stolen motorcycles they abandoned after the crime, we had to carry out a technical analysis of the entire route taken by the victim. That helped us zero in on the phones used along that route around that time,” said Yadav.

About the incident

According to the officials, the robbery took place at Salimgarh flyover near Red Fort at 4:45 PM on September 11 when an assistant accountant of a paan masala company was bringing the money from Kucha Ghasi Ram market in Chandni Chowk to the company office in Moti Nagar in west Delhi.

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The victim in his statement mentioned that a man wearing the Delhi Traffic Police uniform and accompanied by another man on a motorcycle intercepted his Hyundai Venue car.

To look more convincing, the two men were also carrying a wireless set, a hand-held metal detector and a pair of handcuffs. Shortly, two others arrived on a second motorcycle.

The victim stopped his car and on the pretext of checking the car for a “traffic violation”, the man in the uniform asked for the boot to be opened, where the cash was kept, while his associates stole the money.

The victim said that all four suspects wore face masks bearing the Delhi Police logo along with helmets.

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