Siliguri showroom robbery case: Two members of Madhya Pradesh’s notorious ‘Padri Gang’ arrested

Siliguri, 13th July: Two members of the notorious ‘Padri Gang’ from Madhya Pradesh have been apprehended in connection with a robbery that took place in a showroom located in Siliguri. The arrest marks a significant breakthrough in the case, with the Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Matigara police station working together to bring the suspects to justice. The arrested individuals have been identified as Rohit Chauhan and Raja Jogi, both residents of Madhya Pradesh.

According to reports, two unidentified street vendors in Siliguri contacted the ‘Padri Gang’ from Madhya Pradesh to carry out the planned robbery. After arriving in Siliguri, the gang stayed at a hotel in NJP, where they meticulously prepared for the robbery over a period of 15 days.

On June 30th, the criminals executed the robbery at the car showroom by taking the security guard hostage and making off with the showroom’s cash box. The cash inside the box amounted to approximately Rs 24 lakh, according to the showroom management. Despite the efforts of the police in Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar, no significant leads were initially obtained in the case.

During the subsequent investigation, the police reviewed CCTV footage from cameras installed in shops along the National Highway (NH). This yielded crucial information, allowing the SOG and the Matigara police station to identify two suspicious phone numbers based on the dump data from a mobile tower. This breakthrough was instrumental in apprehending the gang members.

Shuvendra Kumar, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) of Siliguri Metropolitan Police, provided a briefing to the media following the arrest. He revealed that a special team had been formed to investigate the robbery case. Acting on intelligence inputs, the team successfully arrested two members of the Padri gang from Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. The arrested individuals were brought to Siliguri on transit remand, and efforts are underway to apprehend the other members of the gang. The police have also recovered the vehicle used in the robbery. Furthermore, the ADCP stated that efforts are ongoing to locate and apprehend the unidentified street vendors who commissioned the Padri gang to carry out the robbery at the showroom.

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