One of Delhi’s most wanted criminals, Manjeet Mahal — involved in a series of murders, extortions and other heinous crimes in the Capital and its neighbouring states, was arrested on Thursday.
Delhi Police said Mahal was also involved in planning the murder of former Indian National Lok Dal MLA from Najafgarh, Bharat Singh, brother of Delhi gangster Krishan Pehalwan. Six to seven men armed with automatic firearms gunned down Singh at a farmhouse in Najafgarh, where he was attending a wedding on March 29, 2015.
Mahal ranks second in Delhi Police’s list of top ten criminals. He had been absconding for over two years and carried a reward of Rs 50,000, a senior police officer said.
He mostly operated on the outskirts of Delhi. His gang comprises over 50 criminals from Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.