‘Band Baaja Baraat’ gang busted, 7 arrested for committing thefts at wedding venues in Delhi


Seven members of ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ gang, including two minors, have been arrested for allegedly committing thefts at wedding venues in Delhi.

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Seven members of a gang, including two minors, have been arrested for allegedly committing thefts at wedding venues in Delhi.

Around Rs 4 lakh cash, one silver coin and two bags have been recovered from them during the arrest.

The seven members of the gang named ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ were allegedly involved in stealing jewellery and cash from wedding venues in Delhi-NCR.

The arrested gang members have been identified as Sandeep, Hansraj, Sant Kumar, Kishan, Bobby and two minors. With the arrest of the gang members.

Eight cases of theft at wedding venues in Delhi, Ludhiana, Jirakpur and Chandigarh have been solved with the arrest of the gang members.

Explaining the modus operandi, police said the accused before committing theft spent considerable time at the venues, making themselves comfortable and familiar with the guests. “They were never in a hurry, had their dinner there and patiently waited for the opportune time to strike. They were well dressed to mingle with the guests and waited for the opportune time to strike. In a swift move, they stole the gift bags containing Shagun or jewellery and cash and thereafter quickly vanished from the venue,” police said.

Police said most gang members hailed from the three villages including Gul Kheri, Sulkheri and Kadiya in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.

During interrogation, the gang members revealed that they also resorted to leasing children of the villagers on a year’s contract at Rs 10 to 12 lakh depending on their “skills”, police said.

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