The lure of quick money led a former two-time ‘Mr Agra’ winner to join a gang of carjackers which was busted with the arrest of the model-cum-bodybuilder and four other members in southwest Delhi, police said today.
“Accused Sarvesh Kumar Sharma (31) has won ‘Mr Agra’ title twice in bodybuilding and has also done modelling for many companies. He had a very promising and bright career ahead but wanted to make quick money hence was easily lured by Ratan Chopra, who dragged him in the world of crime,” police said.
Ratan (38) is the kingpin of the gang, who was a close associate of one Manoj Bakkarwala and was previously involved in around 20 cases of carjacking, robbery, vehicle theft.
After the arrest of Bakkarwala he formed his own gang as he wanted to rule the world of crime and make quick money to live a luxurious lifestyle, they said.
The other three accused have been identified as Ajay Verma (24), Anshu Singh (23) and Ankush (21).
“On January 22, a tip-off was received that a gang of car thieves would come in a black-colour Opel Corsa car near Bharthal Chowk, Sector-28, Dwarka, to commit a carjacking. A trap was laid and the black colour vehicle was flagged down.
“The driver of the car was Ratan Chopra, who along with two other occupants, was nabbed. A robbed gold ring was also found in the possession of Chopra,” a senior police official said.
During investigation of the case, police remand of the these three accused was obtained and during their remand, two other accused Sarvesh and Ankush were also arrested. A Hyundai i-20 Sportz car was recovered from the possession of Ankush, which had been robbed earlier, the official said.
The kingpin of the gang Chopra alias Masood is a school dropout and has only studied till class 10. He fell in bad company since he was a minor and committed petty theft.
Accused Sarvesh is a model-cum-bodybuilder and was currently a gym trainer in Agra. Ankush, Ajay and Anshu are also school dropouts, they said.
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