So, even the police officers were surprised when 26-year-old Amrita Sethi emerged as the prime suspect in a snatching case. She and her male friend Akshit Jhamb (25) have been arrested.
Akshit is a resident of Tilak Nagar and Sethi belongs to Rajouri Garden.
“The south district policemen tracked them down from Goa after they emerged as suspects in a sensational case of snatching of foreign currency reported from Hauz Khas on November 5,” DCP (south) Atul Thakur claimed.
A money exchanger named Manoj Sood had filed an FIR with the police after being targeted by the duo. In his complaint, he stated that he was instructed by his senior to deliver 3,300 US dollars to a client and get the money in Indian currency transferred to the account of the company in exchange.
Sethi and Jhamb had called up the money exchanger’s office and asked to provide around Rs 2.5 lakh’s equivalent in dollars.
Sood talked to the client as usual on the given mobile number and was asked to reach near Panchsheel Club in south Delhi. Sood reached there and found a boy and a girl seated in a car.
“They asked him to sit inside the car and moved towards an ATM to withdraw money. They claimed there was some issue with the withdrawal and said they were arranging the money. Meanwhile, they asked the complainant to hand over the dollars,” DCP Thakur added.
The complainant refused to give them the dollars prior to receiving the amount in Indian rupees and got out of the car. All of a sudden, the accused snatched the bag containing the dollars and zoomed away in their car.
After registering a case, two teams were formed under inspectors Akshay and PK Jha to catch the culprits.
The police team collected CCTV footage from near the place of incident and thoroughly analysed it to get clues.
The exercise led to identification of the cars used by the snatcher duo. The details of the owner of the car were obtained and the team reached the address. The owner of the car informed the police that the car was taken by his son and his two friends. The son was found missing. The cops used technical surveillance and tracked him to Goa.
DCP Atul Kumar Thakur then requested Goa Police officer Shobhit Saxena to assist in catching them.
Sethi and Akshit were tracked down to a five-star hotel in north Goa. The car owner’s son, police said, was not involved in the crime. The accused said they had blown up the stolen money in Goa and also in playing Poker in casinos.