27/12/2016 10:01 AM IST | Updated 27/12/2016 10:39 AM IST

After Looting ₹10 Lakh From Cash Van In Delhi, Accused Went And Took A 'Holy Dip' In Ganga

Ganga = Sin washer?

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SBI ATM where cash van carrying Rs 10 lakh in new currency notes were looted.

A week after three armed assailants robbed a cash van outside an ATM outlet in east Delhi's Pandav Nagar, the Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have solved the daylight robbery case. The three men were arrested and ₹9 lakh recovered from them.

The three accused were identified as Bittoo (29), Rohit Nagar (19) and Sunny Sharma (22).

However, what is interesting is what they did after robbing the cash van. According to an Indian Express report, Nagar and Sharma decided to go to Haridwar and then Rishikesh to take a dip in the Ganga and visit temples, probably in the hope that their 'sins will be washed'.

They later went to Mussoorie and reportedly had a party.

Bittoo, however, couldn't participate in this adventure because his wife didn't let him, DCP (east district) Omvir Singh Bishnoi said.

"They took ₹40,000 with them and, after visiting the temples and taking a holy dip, they went to Mussoorie and had a party," police sources told Express.

When they returned to Delhi after their trip, Nagar and Sharma were arrested by the police. They gave away Bittoo's whereabouts.

The meticulously planned heist was carried out on December 19 by the three men while the employees of Brinks Securities were supplying cash in ATMs of trans-Yamuna area.

The robbed money was all in new currency notes of ₹2,000 and ₹500. Although the guard tried to resist, one of the assailants fired thrice to threaten him and managed to snatch the bag.

One of the robbers was wearing a helmet and the others two had their faces muffled, police said.

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