On December 4, the Delhi police apprehended a criminal syndicate headed by Zishan, who impersonated law enforcement officers and frequented massage and spa establishments for illicit activities. Three individuals linked to the case have been taken into custody. Aside from Zishan, the culprits involved in these unlawful pursuits include Zubair, Imran, Amir, and Amjad.
According to media accounts, the gang specifically targeted spa and massage centers in Delhi, many of which were engaged in illegal operations. The group members would masquerade as Delhi Police personnel during their visits, engaging in acts of robbery.
Zishan, also known as Shanu, orchestrated the entire operation and actively participated in deceitful activities. The gang utilised information obtained from classified ad services like Justdial to gather details about spa centers and call girls in Delhi. Armed with this information, they would contact the establishments, feigning interest as fake customers seeking sexual services. Subsequently, they would guide the impostors, posing as Delhi Police officials, to carry out raids at the targeted locations.
Exceptional work by Shahdara District’s Special Staff in cracking two daylight robbery cases! 🕵️♂️ Impersonating as Delhi Police, the culprits were exposed through meticulous analysis and collaboration. Kudos to the team for arrests and recovery. 🚔 #CrimeSolved #ShahdaraPolice pic.twitter.com/aJsczLpnaB
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They adopted a cinematic approach in executing their robbery operations. Initially, they would seize the phones of spa employees to prevent them from alerting outsiders about the incident. Subsequently, they resorted to violence and intimidation, using force to threaten and extort money.
Imran assumed the role of Constable Ashok Rana from the Delhi Police, while Zishan portrayed himself as Inspector Jakir Khan. Fake ID cards belonging to the duo were recovered by the Delhi Police during their arrest. According to reports, they built trust with spa employees by donning counterfeit Delhi Police uniforms, utilising walkie-talkies, fake ID cards, and other forged identification documents. Zubair played a role in acquiring police uniforms for the entire gang.
Allegedly, the Delhi Police received calls from victims reporting home invasions. In two separate complaints, the victims claimed that the perpetrators had invaded their homes and stolen amounts of Rs 33,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively. During the investigation, the police discovered a printed police verification certificate. Upon tracing the document, it was revealed that the individual for whom the certificate was printed hailed from Nepal. This person disclosed that he obtained the certificate from Zishan in Jafrabad.
Collaborating with authorities in Nepal, the police conducted a thorough investigation, resulting in the arrest of Imran and the other two suspects. Ongoing investigations are being conducted into the matter.