Be it an international music concert, Garba festivals in Gujarat, T-20 matches, major political rallies or inauguration events; these six thieves who are headed by Northeast Delhi has managed to sneak in and flee with wallets, smartphones, and valuables at these events.
In any event, they would dress up in expensive clothes to fit in with the crowd and carefully select their targets. They make sure not to miss a single mega-event held in India.
Not only that, the gang make sure to book a first-class train compartment for the return journey to carry back the booty easily.
However, the gang finally got caught when cops nabbed Aslam Khan (who is said to be the kingpin of the gang) and his man Mukesh Kumar on Friday, during their return from the Jagannath Yatra in Puri.
According to the DCP (northeast) Atul Thakur, Police had received information about the men coming to Maujpur in east Delhi to sell stolen phones.
He adds, for targeting events across the country, Aslam had created a team of five notorious pickpockets on a payroll of Rs 40,000 per month.
The gang would keep themselves updated about upcoming events through newspapers as well as event listings on mobile applications.
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