6 arrested for robberies at marriage parties

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested six members of an inter-state gang which used to gatecrash marriage parties and rob the guests in Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and other states.

“After receiving several complaints of thefts at marriage functions, the police identified the accused persons after examining the CCTV footage,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ishwar Singh said.

Acting on a tip off, the police arrested the accused on January 23 in Mahipalpur area of south Delhi, he said.

The police seized a stolen car from their possession, which they used to attend marriage functions.

The police said Sawant Sisodiya, 19, Abhishek Sisodiya, 25, Vikas Sisodiya, 25, Lakan Sisodiya, 27, Gokal Prasad, 30, and their juvenile associate, are residents of Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh and had been involved in over 100 thefts.

“It was found that the gang members sent the juvenile for committing the theft,” Singh said.

“The juvenile along with one senior gang member used to gatecrash the party, well-dressed and well-behaved like rich persons. The juvenile remained inconspicuous even when seated next to the bride or the groom during late night rituals and took off with expensive articles,” the DCP said.

“It was found that the juvenile was accompanying the gang after being taken on a ‘contract of bondage’ whereby his mother was paid a sum of Rs 2 lakh for the specific performance of commission of thefts,” he said.

The juvenile was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board as per the law from where he was sent to a remand home, the police said.