The Crime Branch of Delhi Police would investigate the role of policemen who allegedly connived with a south Delhi land grabber to usurp prime properties in the Capital.
On Monday the police arrested Anup Juneja, a notorious land grabber, on charges of faking a shootout in Kalkaji last month to frame another property dealer.
“We have booked Juneja for criminal conspiracy. He has been remanded to seven days' police custody,” said Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat.
Juneja had used hired criminals from Meerut to stage the shootout.
Detained at Mumbai airport while coming back from Nepal on Saturday night, Juneja was produced in a city court on Monday.
The police would also investigate his financial transactions and bank accounts.
Juneja, a former police informer, allegedly with the help of corrupt policemen slapped false and frivolous cases against people whose property he wanted to grab.
Almost all these cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh so the defendant had to rush there to attend the hearings.
Police said this was done to harass the house owners so that they vacate the property on their own.
The police also plan to invoke the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against the accused, who has 48 criminal cases registered against him.
The police said they have information that the accused also invested huge money in hotel business.
Juneja, a former petty thief, had also hosted a party in 2006 in Lajpat Nagar where several policemen were also present. A vigilance inquiry was carried out that later gave the policemen a clean chit.
“We have information that Juneja's racket flourished with the help of some policemen, whose roles would be investigated. False cases were
mostly filed under Section 307 against house owners in south Delhi by Juneja and his aides,” he said.