Disguised as ED officer, raided Delhi house and looted Rs 3 crore, 4 suspects arrested

New Delhi: “ED’s raid” unfolded exactly like a movie script. People claiming to be from the Enforcement Directorate broke into a house in Baba Haridas Nagar, Dwarka after midnight on Saturday and claimed that hawala money was being hidden there. They “looted” Rs 3 crore in cash and left after 30-40 minutes, asking family members to come for questioning.

The family had recently acquired the money by selling a piece of land. Even while the “raid” was going on, the victim suspected something was wrong. The men arrived in two cars with no official insignia, had pistols and their demeanor was anything but professional. After he left, he called PCR at around 1.15 am.

This was followed by a chase of the miscreants, which resulted in the arrest of four suspects and recovery of Rs 1 crore late on Saturday night.

Fake ED team accused the victim of keeping hawala money

The suspects accused the victim of keeping hawala money and searched him. He did not allow anyone from his family to call. After getting the money, he asked the family members to come before him on Saturday for investigation and left,” said a senior police officer.

When the PCR police reached the house, the victim told them that the “ED team” had gone towards Mitraun village. “Teams deployed in Dwarka were alerted and they started checking in various areas,” the officer said.

Soon, the police control room (PCR) team encountered a car which was moving fast. He signaled the driver to stop, but he did not pay attention. Two mobile patrol vehicles led by assistant sub-inspector Digvijay and sub-inspector Suresh started chasing the car and managed to stop the vehicle at Narela after a 2 km chase.

One of the suspects took out a pistol and tried to shoot, but was caught by four PCR personnel. Police found Rs 70 lakh in the car. The accused was identified as Amit alias Vicky (37), resident of Sonipat. He was earlier involved in two criminal cases including murder in Bindapur. Deputy Commissioner of Police (PCR) Anand Mishra said that Amit has been handed over to the local police. DCP (Dwarka) M Harsh Vardhan said that after the arrest, raids were conducted and three more suspects were arrested.

Police said the man who was “raided” had recently sold his plot in Dwarka to some residents of South Delhi. A person known to the victim is suspected of organizing the “ED raid”. Police suspect that two groups were at work – while one planned the move, the other executed it. Till now Rs 1 crore has been recovered. Harsh Vardhan said, “Raids are underway to nab other suspects in the case.”