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The unlikely ‘Robin Hood’ of Bihar

By Shibangi Sinha Roy
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The unlikely Robinhood of Bihar
Source: hawajordan.net

In a jaw-dropping incident, a man has been alleged of stealing from houses in posh colonies to serve the poor in his village. And while he did this over a time building himself an image as the real life Robin Hood of Bihar, he has been involved in over 12 cases of burglary.

He was often known as “Ujala Babu” by the villagers who he helped. Irfan, 27, a resident of Bihar’s Samastipur district came to Delhi four years ago in search of employment and he opened a cloth shop in Bawana area for some time, where he came into the contact of other associates. For the last one year, he was staying in Shaheen Bagh. Irfan has been arrested along with his associate, said reports. During interrogation, he told police that he was a 5th class dropout.

“Stolen jewellery weighing about 320 gram was recovered from their possession. Total 12 cases of burglary and house theft in different areas of South East District and Delhi NCR have been worked out,” said police.

Irfan was living a luxurious life in his native town. After his arrest police were able to recover stolen jewellery items. He was charged after a CCTV footages from burglary prone area of PS New Friends Colony of the year 2016 -2017 revealed a clear picture of him.

“Pictures on social media reveal the lavish lifestyle of the burglar. He maintained a larger than life image in his native area. He would often fund money on health camps for poor peoples in his village. Further investigation is in progress and accused are being interrogated to affect more recovery. He claims to have committed burglaries in UP and Punjab as well. Further interrogation is on to connect him with more cases,” said officials.