Chennai: The police have arrested nine members of an Iranian gang for allegedly robbing a Somalian national by posing as government agents in Nungambakkam.
According to the press release by the city police, out of the nine arrested, three women included who were staying illegally in resorts at the seaside town of the Kovalam area.
The gang members seemed to be involved in similar offences in and around the city for quite some time.
The city police press release added, “Aadhaar cards in their possession turned out to be fake.”
The accused were identified as Sabir Ali (35), Syavash Dinarvand (26), Rostam Seidi (28), Behruz Ali (35), Purush Ali Bana (56) and Binyamin (19) and three other women of Iran native. Police said that the family settled in Delhi at least a decade ago, though they claim to have moved to the national capital in 2019.