New Delhi: Two males had been arrested in Delhi on Friday for allegedly utilizing monkeys to threaten and rob individuals, the police mentioned. Each of their twenties, Balwan Nath and Vikram Nath, had been picked up by the police close to the Chirag Delhi bus stand within the coronary heart of the town. The 2 monkeys have been despatched to Wildlife SOS centre. In line with the police, peculiar incidents of the boys utilizing monkeys to scare individuals and steal cash first got here to mild on March 2. A 3rd aide, Ajay who additionally used monkeys to threaten individuals and rob them continues to be on the run.
An advocate reported to the police that three males with monkeys surrounded him and forcefully robbed Rs 6,000. The lawyer mentioned that when he was in an autorickshaw, the boys made the monkeys sit subsequent to him threatened him and demanded cash. When the advocate took out his pockets, the 2 snatched it from him and escaped.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned, “A case has been registered underneath Indian Penal Code Sections 392 for theft at Malviya Nagar police station. Related provisions of the Wildlife Safety Act have been added in opposition to the accused within the case.” The senior officer mentioned because it was a “unusual case involving monkeys, a devoted staff was constituted to catch the culprits.”
The staff scanned footage from a number of CCTVs and performed raids in and round Delhi based mostly on inputs from informers, the officer mentioned. “On Thursday, our staff received a tip-off that two males with monkeys had been current on the Chirag Delhi bus stand…we acted on the data and caught them,” the officer mentioned. In line with the police, the boys had caught the monkeys from the forested space across the Tughlakabad Fort space round three months in the past.
(Inputs from PTI & ANI)
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