New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Seven persons have been arrested from a hotel in Paharaganj here for allegedly planning a dacoity, police said Wednesday.

The accused have been identified as Aas Mohammad alias Ashu, Raju, Sumit Arora, Dheer Singh, Ashok Kumar, Rahul Batra alias Vicky and Parveen Chaudhary, they added.

On Monday, police received a tip-off that Mohammad and his associates, all members of the Rohit Chaudhary gang, had met at a hotel in Paharganj with a cache of illegal arms.

They were allegedly planning to burgle the premises of one Rajeev Gupta (name changed for security reasons), Rajiv Ranjan, additional commissioner of police (Crime), said.

Immediately, a raid was conducted and seven persons were apprehended, Ranjan said.

During interrogation, the arrested confessed to their plan of committing dacoity.

Four country-made pistols, one revolver, 30 live cartridges, two motorcycles and one car was recovered from the arrested, police added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.