A 23 year-old man, who the police claim is a dreaded criminal involved in several cases as well as assault on police teams, was arrested from Haryana's Mewat on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Shaukat, had been involved in an armed assault on a police team in south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur two months ago. Shaukat, who hails from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested amid high drama and violent resistance from around 300 villagers, said BS Jaiswal, DCP (south).
"Shaukat has been found to have been involved in 10 cases of thefts, not to mention several gangster-like activities and armed robberies in Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi," said Jaiswal.
According to the police, on the morning of April 29, they had encountered a 'seemingly suspicious movement' by a group of people near a Tata 407 vehicle at Sewa Nagar in Kotla-Mubarakpur area.
When the police attempted to check them, the gang immediately boarded the vehicle and, in a bid to escape, attacked the police with stones.
"During investigation, a police team camped in Mewat for several days and found that a similar incident had taken place with Rajasthan Police officials in the Bharatpur area on June 6," said DCP Jaiswal.
"This time, a 16-member police team entered the Bishru village in Mewat after intimating the local police station on Saturday and surrounded the criminals who had taken shelter there. The team finally nabbed Shaukat despite resistance from around 300 villagers and succeeded in bringing him to Delhi," Jaiswal added.