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Mastermind of Chhawla bank dacoity-killing arrested in Delhi

PTI
Published : Nov 16, 2018, 1:32 pm IST
Updated : Nov 16, 2018, 1:32 pm IST

The accused has been identified as Lagan Sharma, a resident of Najafgarh, police said.

The accused looted Rs 3.16 lakh and fled with the gun of the guard, he said. (Representational image)
 The accused looted Rs 3.16 lakh and fled with the gun of the guard, he said. (Representational image)

New Delhi: The main conspirator of the Chhawla bank dacoity-cum-killing was arrested on Thursday from Dwarka, police said.

The accused has been identified as Lagan Sharma, a resident of Najafgarh, they said.

On October 12, police received a call regarding a dacoity in Corporation Bank in Khaira village. They were told that six armed men entered the bank and fired at the cashier, Anto Alphonse, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka), said.

The accused looted Rs 3.16 lakh and fled with the gun of the guard, he said. The injured cashier succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

On Thursday, police received a tip-off that Lagan Sharma, the mastermind of the crime, would come to Dwarka. They laid a trap and arrested him at around 2:30 pm from near Dhulsiras Chowk, the DCP said.

Tags: bank robbery, delhi police
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi