A gang of seven allegedly trigger-happy goons, apparently involved in most of the sensational crimes perpetrated across south Delhi in the last six months, was busted on Monday, police said.
“The gang comprising Deen Bandhu, Bijender, Deepak Arora, Rakesh Arora, Sumit Mehta, Shiva Suri and Paras Mehta has at least four road rage incidents to its credit, in addition to the sensational robbery-cum-murder bid perpetrated outside the Tis Hazari metro station on May 28,” said said Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south).
“We had been studying their movements and trailing their whereabouts for the longest time. They were finally arrested during a vehicle checking drive on June 3 when the driver of a white Accent car refused to stop,” said DCP Sharma.
Instead of stopping when signalled to do so, police said, the driver tried to flee, but was overpowered along with the others in the vehicle. Five pistols and 14 live cartridges were recovered from their possession.
It was during subsequent interrogation that they spilled the beans on their previous involvements — including the murderous assault on a constable in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar last year.
“On December 19 last year, they had hammered constable Chander Vijay after he delayed in giving them way on the road, to death in retaliation. A Tax Inspector who came to his rescue had been shot at,” said DCP Sharma.