New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a couple, who got inspired from the Bollywood film ‘Bunty and Babli’, and were involved in a number of snatching cases in the national capital.
According to the Delhi Police, the couple has been identified as Arjun and Seema, who got married three months ago. Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central District, said that in the last few days, reports were received that a couple on a white Scooty was involved in snatching cases.
Subsequently, a team was formed to nab the snatchers. “After probing the matter, the police team found that a woman used to snatch phones from people riding as a pillion,” the officer said. However, the dossier of the woman did not matched with any of the suspects in the district.
“After that, the team started to collect and analyse CCTV footages of the crime scenes as well as the escaping route used by the criminals. The couple was framed in one such footage,” the DCP said, adding that the footage’s resolution was too poor to identify the faces.
“After detecting the couple’s physical structure, the police launched a search. Soon we received information that a couple, who were residents of Pahar Ganj, was involved in the snatchings and both were apprehended from the Kishanganj Railway Colony area with stolen property,” he said.
The officer said that Arjun is a declared bad character of the area and has been involved in over 31 cases and is a drug addict, while Seema is a tattoo artist and a drug addict too. Bhatia said the couple performed snatching to fulfill their requirement to drugs.
“They first stole the Scooty from Raghubir Nagar and started snatching. Most of the time, Arjun rode the vehicle while Seema snatched phones from the passersby,” he said.
The police also recovered four stolen mobile phones and the Scooty from their possession.