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‘Chhota’ Bunty, with 700 cases against him, held

When it comes to burglaries and house thefts, he is as notorious as the now famous 'super chor' Bunty. With more than 700 cases of burglaries and car thefts, he created havoc in Delhi and NCR area, making his friends call him 'Chhota Bunty'.

delhi Updated: Feb 13, 2011 01:16 IST
HT Correspondent

When it comes to burglaries and house thefts, he is as notorious as the now famous 'super chor' Bunty. With more than 700 cases of burglaries and car thefts, he created havoc in Delhi and NCR area, making his friends call him 'Chhota Bunty'.

The Saket police station, on Saturday, arrested two persons for a spate of burglaries, house thefts and auto lifting. The police have arrested Subhash, 32, alias Chota Bunty and Sushil Kumar, 36 in the case.

The special staff of the south Delhi Police had arrested Chota Bunty in 2008, after which they claimed to have solved as many as 500 cases of burglaries.

According to the police, the accused persons revealed that both Bunty and Kumar are from Uttar Pradesh and migrated to Delhi around 20 years ago.

"Kingpin Subhash belongs to a lower middle class family and is a school dropout. Due to poor background, he had fallen in bad company and started committing petty thefts.

“Soon, he formed his own gang and began committing burglaries in an organised and professional fashion," said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).

According to the police, he has mastered the art of breaking and opening all kinds of locks. He can also gain access to a house in the shortest possible time.

"Bunty and Kumar became friends during their stint in Tihar Jail. They generally commit burglaries during the day and use stolen motorcycles for commuting in Delhi. They are well-versed with the topography of south and east Delhi," said Dhaliwal.

In the past, the two committed burglaries mainly in all areas of south Delhi. The duo had committed around 200 burglaries and house thefts in Delhi. The police said that after committing a spate of burglaries, both generally escaped to Bulandshaher, where they sold the booty to one Chotu Sunar.

The police arrested them from near the PVR Complex in Saket, where they had arrived in a CBZ motorcycle to commit another incident.