Police have arrested the son of a four-time congressional MLA and 10 others in connection with a trafficker’s robbery of Rs 45 lakh, officials said Thursday.
On August 17, the 11 people were injured and robbed Rs 45 lakh from rice trader Anandam, who lives in Chennai, they said.
Satyendra Singh – son of former MLA Gajraj Singh of Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district – is one of 11 members of the gang arrested by UP police.
The 10 others have been identified as Vinay Teja (26) of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Deepak Palta, Asheesh, Surendra Pal, Ayush, Vishal, Manoj, Rajiv Tyagi of Hapur, Arvind Tyagi and his wife Reena Tyagi.
Police recovered Rs 32 lakh from Arvind Tyagi and Rs 1.3 lakh from Satyendra.
Three country-made handguns, five live ammunition and a car used in the crime have been seized, Police Superintendent (SSP) Pawan Kumar said.
Vinaj Teja called the trader to Gurgaon under the pretense of investing in various schemes.
Teja had also assured Anandam that his black money would be converted into white.
Teja introduced Anandam to Deepak Palta and seven other members in Gurgaon.
Later, Raj Kumar alias Asheesh Sharma somehow managed to call Anandam at Devika towers to Rajnagar District Center (RDC), Ghaziabad.
He reached the chamber of lawyer Atul Tyagi along with money for discussion.
Meanwhile, five members of the gang entered the room and started beating him. They beat him with a gun and left after snatching the bag containing Rs 45 lakh, the SSP said.
The trader received Rs 1 crore from a “Hawala” broker in Delhi. Anandam had paid the money to a Hawala broker in Chennai.