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Delhi: 25-year-old contract killer held, country-made pistol, two cartridges recovered

Rohit alias Lamba from Delhi’s Najafgarh, was arrested on Sunday after a brief scuffle from Delhi’s Badli following information about his presence in the area.

cities Updated: Jun 08, 2017 23:55 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Rohit alias Lamba (face covered).
Rohit alias Lamba (face covered).

A 25-year-old alleged contract killer belonging to gangsters Manjeet Mahal-Ashok Pradhan gang has been arrested by the Delhi Police crime branch for his alleged involvement in contract killing, and carjacking in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Rohit alias Lamba from Delhi’s Najafgarh, was arrested on Sunday after a brief scuffle from Delhi’s Badli following information about his presence in the area. A country-made pistol and two cartridges were recovered from him. Lamba had taken shelter at various hideouts in Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Haridwar and Jammu with fictitious names while he was on the run.

Bhisham Singh, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said Lamba was also wanted by the Haryana police in the sensational Jhajjar court complex shootout case in which he along with his gang leader Ashok Pradhan and associates Rohit alias Balli, Lalit Rathi, and Sikandar shot their rival Kala Asodia on March 22. Asodia was in the custody of Haryana police. He was being produced in the court when the shootout occurred, said Singh.

“Lamba had also taken a contract to kill Dhankumar Jain, secretary of jewelers association of Agra, UP. On November 22, 2015, Lamba and Balli opened fire at Jain outside his home despite him being in police protection. Jain fortunately survived the attack,” said the DCP.

Cop killer arrested

Meanwhile, notorious gangster Naveen Khatri, wanted for gunning down a Delhi Police constable in 2015, has been arrested by the special cell.

Naveen’s arrest assumes significance as police claim he was among the planners of the daring murderous attack on gangster Monu Dariyapur in west Delhi’s Mianwali late April this year. Apart from Dariyapur, two others, including a policeman serving as a security officer, were killed in that shooting.

Since the Delhi Police announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for Naveen’s arrest, a special cell team was on his trail. The breakthrough came on Wednesday after the police were tipped off about Naveen’s arrival near Rithala Metro station.