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Crime branch arrest gangster with Rs.1 lakh cash reward

A 24-year-old gangster, belonging to two inter-state gangs and with a cash bounty of Rs.1 lakh on his head, was arrested minutes before he had planned to abduct a south Delhi-based businessman, the crime branch said on Sunday. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2013 23:58 IST
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A 24-year-old gangster, belonging to two inter-state gangs and with a cash bounty of Rs.1 lakh on his head, was arrested minutes before he had planned to abduct a south Delhi-based businessman, the crime branch said on Sunday.

Identified as Rajesh, who has completed his MBA from a private university recently, the accused had been listed among the top three criminals by the Haryana Police and is proficient in computers, said Ravindra Yadav, additional CP (crime).

“In March 2013, Sandeep Chitania, a wanted inter-state gang lord, had hatched a conspiracy to extort a huge amount of money from a Delhi-based builder,” said additional CP Yadav. On March 2, the police claimed, Chitania and his associates called the father-son duo, who owned several construction companies, to Rajesh’s makeshift office in Gurgaon on the pretext of discussing some property deals.

During the said discussion, the police claimed, Chitania and his associates demanded Rs.20 crore from their unsuspecting victims and abducted the son. Rajesh, along with Pradeep, a sharp shooter of Chitania’s gang, went to the businessman’s Greater Kailash I residence to receive the ransom.

“While they were leaving, they were intercepted by the Haryana Police. While Pradeep was caught on the spot, Rajesh managed to escape. After escaping, Rajesh met Chitania at Sonepat and on his advice went to Nepal to evade arrest,” additional CP Yadav said.

According to the police, Chitania had given an ultimatum to the builder to pay ransom or be prepared to meet the consequences. A month ago, Chitania was gunned down in an encounter with the Haryana Police and Rajesh took over the unfinished task of getting the promised extortion amount.

“The Gurgaon Police had declared a reward of Rs.1 lakh on Rajesh’s arrest and was keeping an eye on him,” Yadav added.