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‘Shopper’ cops nab pickpocket at Khan Market

NEW DELHI: A pickpocket, who used to be part of a gang running in south Delhi’s Khan Market, used to be arrested on Saturday night. The accused, Dhaneshwar Mehto, and his mates would encompass their goal and steal their mobile phones and wallets.

Recently, the gang had focused former journalist M Okay Razdan while he used to be surfing thru books at a bookstore in Khan Market. CCTV pictures confirmed Mehto and his affiliate status in the back of him and stealing his cell phone.

Following this, DCP (New Delhi) Madhur Verma formed a crew who posed as shoppers to check for suspicious folks. They stuck Mehto while he used to be roaming suspiciously near the retail outlets. A cell phone used to be recovered from him.

Initially, Mehto (20) attempted to misinform the law enforcement officials by way of announcing that he used to be an employee of a shop and had lost his means. However, on being interrogated further he admitted to having stolen telephones from a number of folks. He mentioned that he would come to Khan Market from northwest Delhi in the night along with his affiliate Karan, devote the thefts and go back. They would pick out mobile phones from the pockets of jackets and coats of elderly males outdoor bookshops and eateries.

“We have taken Mehto in police custody to nab the other gang individuals,” added DCP Verma.

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