Namaste Gang, who used to rob cash and jewelry on gun points from people driving cars on desert stretch in West, North-West, South-West and Central District, has been busted with the arrested a few people, including the kingpin of the gang, said police.
Nasimuddin and Sakawat have been arrested and three firearms, two used, three live cartridges and one knife have been recovered from their possession with a case being registered against them in Punjabi Bagh police station.
Police official said gang was involved in carrying out a series of robberies in the areas and in the last one year their activities had left commuters in terror. Most of the gang members were residents of New Mustafabad.
After sustained interrogation, the accused told police that before targeting people they used to follow them and study their routes. Moreover, they were known to target their victims during lean time when there traffic on road used to be thin.
Initially they used to tail a car on scooter with one person sitting behind getting friendly with the car driver by saying Namaste. After winning trust, one person used to block the car from the front and other getting inside and once there they used to rob the victim on gun point making their way, said police.
And when several cases of robberies from car being driven by single person poured in, police got alarmed. A team was formed to crack the case and on a tip-off, the accused were tracked at RaniBagh Under-Pass where police erected barricades to stop them.
And at around 4.25 pm, two scooters were spotted and then police swooped on them and arrested the accused.