New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): Police have foiled a major robbery of staked gold worth Rs 40 crore at Muthoot Finance Ltd. in southeast Delhi and arrested four people in connection with it, an official said on Sunday.
The defendants were identified as Surender Shetty (36), Ajul Sheikh (51), Salman Sheikh (34) and Ram Govind (41).
According to the Police Chief, a PCR call was received at Govindpuri Police Station on April 8 at around 2 a.m. regarding a burglary at Muthoot Finance Ltd. located in the TA block.
“Police immediately rushed to the scene, followed by company officials, who revealed they saw four people in the CCTV footage who burst into the office breaking the window. They said the people had disconnected the CCTV cameras shortly after going inside,” the deputy commissioner said. police (southeast Delhi), said Esha Pandey.
When the burglars were about to enter the vault where staked gold worth Rs 40 crore was kept, an alarm was raised and an alert was raised at their headquarters in Alaknanda, a added the police chief.
The police carried out a thorough search of the premises and found the four defendants, hiding under the space of a water tank on the roof of the building and in the basement of a neighboring building.
Police recovered gas cutters, gas cylinders, a drill, screwdriver and rods from the defendants.