A TikTok celebrity named ‘Shahrukh Khan’ and three other accomplices were arrested in Greater Noida on Wednesday for robbing mobile phones, as per reports.
According to the reports, 23-year-old Shahrukh Khan, who has over 40,000 followers on video-sharing app TikTok, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police around 12.30 pm near Alpha 2 area while planning another robbery with his partners.
The police said that his partners were identified as Asif, Faizan and Mukesh. While Shahrukh, Asif and Faizan are residents of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, Mukesh hails from Bihar.
“Four stolen phones have been seized. The bike that the men used to steal the phones has also been seized,” police officer Sujeet Upadhyay said.
Shahrukh, along with three accomplices, was reportedly involved in at least six robberies in Gautam Buddh Nagar district. Shahrukh Khan had earlier worked as a chauffeur in Dubai, he had shot some of his TikTok videos there, the police said.
Reportedly, the Greater Noida Police were in search of an armed gang of robbers after a series of robbery incidents over the last few days in which commuters were looted of phones and cash. The police officers of Greater Noida’s Beta II police station received a tip-off about some robbers, following which informers were alerted and were put on a patrol.
According to the police, the four men worked as a gang in Noida. Two of them would come on a motorcycle and target victims, while the other two would just stay there to make sure the police do not chase them after the robbery.