Three males have been arrested for allegedly stealing a service pistol and reside cartridges belonging to a Delhi Police constable from south Delhi’s Munirka space, officers stated on Sunday.
The accused had deliberate to first steal the pistol after which rob a jeweller in Karol Bagh, they stated.
They have been recognized as Atul Bhardwaj (20), a resident of Vasant Vihar, Vipin Sharma (32) and Vishal (23), each residents of Sangam Vihar, police stated.
On Tuesday, a case was registered at Kishan Garh police station after a Delhi Police constable Rajesh Kumar lodged a criticism, saying he was deployed because the Personal Security Officer (PSO) of a person named Devender Kumar in Chirag Delhi, a senior police officer stated.
After ending his obligation, he got here again to his residence in Munirka village alongside together with his 9MM service pistol, journal and 10 reside cartridges.
On Tuesday evening, the pistol together with the cartridges have been stolen from his residence, the officer stated.
Police obtained info that one of many criminals who was concerned within the theft was planning to rob a jeweller in Karol Bagh space together with his accomplices, police stated.
“On Friday night, Bhardwaj was apprehended with one country-made pistol, two live cartridges and one stolen scooter. He had come to scout the area outside the jeweller’s shop in Karol Bagh,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) Sanjay Bhatia stated.
During interrogation, it was revealed that Atul alongside together with his two accomplices, Vipin and Vishal, not solely stole the service pistol of the constable, however they have been additionally concerned in numerous different offences, the DCP stated.
It was additionally revealed that each one three of them had deliberate to rob the jeweller in Karol Bagh space. Atul had come to look at the place on the directions of Vipin and Vishal, Mr Bhatia stated.
Based on info offered by Atul, each Vipin and Vishal have been arrested and the service pistol of the Delhi Police constable together with its journal and ten reside cartridges have been additionally recovered, police added.