Over 1,500 people were detained and 270 cars were confiscated by Indian police in the capital city of Delhi during a stepped-up night patrol operation, police officials were quoted as saying on Tuesday in the local media.
Police said that five guys were detained for a daylight heist that netted them $2,438 USD.
The police claim that prompt action was taken against “bad characters” and those guilty of upsetting the calm in the city, including the arrest of the offenders and increased night patrolling.
A delivery agent and his partner were reportedly robbed at gunpoint by four motorcycle-riding guys within the Pragati Maidan tunnel, prompting the widespread crackdown that was carried out on Monday night.
The event, which was seen on the closed-circuit video cameras placed there, sparked concerns about the state of law and order in the capital city.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, commented on the heist and urged that Lieutenant Governor (LG) V. K. Saxena, who represents the federal government, quit.
The federal government has direct responsibility for law and order in Delhi. Kejriwal also reiterated his steadfast demand that the Delhi government be given control of the police force.