The Gurugram Police arrested the main accused in cash van robbery of Rs 96.32 lakh of the private cash transportation company.
The accused, Jitender alias Jeetu, was arrested from Subhash Chowk by the Gurugram Crime Branch.
The police have so far recovered Rs 78.4 lakh cash, three cars, four mobile phones, a gun, four live cartridges, and a fake number plate in the case.
The police had earlier arrested seven accused identified as Neel Kamal, Gulab, Jony, Kulbir, Javed, Diwankar, and Jitender.
The crime branch said that Jitender was involved in the planning of the robbery and had played an active part in the execution. He has at least six criminal cases against him.
The gang’s earlier plan was to carry out the robbery a few days prior to the incident, but they put it off since Jitender could not join in that day. He revealed that he took his share of Rs 10.5 lakh from the loot and had been constantly changing locations to evade arrest.
As per the case details, five men had thrown chilli powder at the staff of a private cash transportation company near Subhash Chowk on Sohna Road on April 18 and fled with Rs 96.32 lakh cash at gun-point.
The police probe had found that one of the accused was a former employee of the cash transportation company and was aware of its route.
The accused had planned the loot as they were aware that the collection is highest on Mondays, officials said.
The Gurugram Police recently also issued several directions to banks, private security agencies, and cash handling agencies for safe transportation of cash under Section 71 of the Haryana Police Act.