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The Police has arrested three people from Rajasthan for allegedly robbing two men in Delhi's Paharganj area. The robbers were arrested with the help of 100 Paytm transaction, news agency PTI has reported citing officials.

They had robbed the men of jewellery worth 6 crores after throwing chilli powder in their eyes. The accused have been identified as Nagesh Kumar (28), Shivam (23) and Manish Kumar (22), all residents of Najafgarh, officials said.

A video of the incident is being circulated on social media.

In the video, two men, one in police uniform, can be seen walking in a street. After a point, they stop two persons. In the meantime, two more men join them. They then throw chilly powder in their eyes and flee with the parcel.

Police got information regarding the incident on Wednesday.

Complainant Somveer said he works as a parcel delivery boy in a parcel company in Chandigarh, police said.

On Wednesday around 4.15 am, he, along with his colleague Jagdeep Saini, picked up the parcels from their office in Paharganj and was going towards DBG road.

When he reached near Millenium hotel, they saw two persons present there, a senior police officer said.

One of them was wearing a police uniform, they said, adding that he asked for their bags for checking.

Meanwhile, two more persons came and they threw chilli powder in their eyes and threatened them to hand over the bag to them or else they will kill them. The accused robbed their parcels consisting of jewellery and fled from there, police said.

During the investigation, police checked over 700 CCTV footage of the last seven days when the incident took place and also gathered local intelligence near the spot. The activities of four persons near the spot appeared suspicious, the officer said.

It was found that the accused persons were talking to a cab driver and one of them had transferred 100 to the account of the driver through Paytm in exchange for cash for buying tea, Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) Shweta Chauhan said.

The transaction was analysed and the culprits were identified as the residents of Najafgarh, she said.

Police found that the accused had gone to Rajasthan. A team was sent to Jaipur and three persons were arrested.

A total of 6,270 grams of gold, three-kilogram silver, 500 grams of gold deposited in IIFL and 106 raw diamonds with other diamond jewellery all worth 5.5 to six crores were recovered from their possession, the DCP said.

Further, efforts are being made to identify the remaining culprits.

Nagesh, the mastermind of the robbery, planned to commit the crime with his friends and maternal uncle, they added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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