CRPF official robbed in Mathura, accused held in Haryana

A gang of robbers escaping after robbing an SUV and valuables from a CRPF official and his family members in Mathura district was caught in Hodal area of Palwal district of Haryana on Monday morning.

Mathura SSP N R Padmaja said the gang looted CRPF assistant commandant Narendra Singh and seven of his family members in Chhata area of Mathura when they were on way to Farrukhabad district from Delhi.

R K Sharma, Station Officer of Chhata police station, said Singh's Scorpio was stopped near Chhata sugar mill by a truck around 3.15 am. Seven men from the truck whipped out pistols and asked the occupants to leave the vehicle. They drove away the vehicle with two of Narendra's cousins. The truck followed them. Later, the robbers dropped Narendra's cousins on Shergarh road.

The CRPF official and others went to Chhata police station. The SO immediately contacted his counterpart at Hodal police station in Haryana and informed him about the gang. Meanwhile, the Chhata police also started a chase.

The Hodal police caught three of the robbers when they were on way to Khiluka village in Hathin area of Palwal district around 9 am.

Apart from the SUv and valuables, the police also seized the truck which was stolen from Chhata area last month, the SO said.

The police recovered the Scorpio and valuables, including three laptops and luggage of the CRPF official and his family members, said Sharma.

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