The south Delhi police have arrested a man who was convicted with his mother for murdering his own father and was evading arrest for after jumping parole for three years. He was arrested from Fatehpur Beri area, police said on Friday.
"It was being learnt continuously from reliable sources that notorious and desperate criminals from neighbouring states were hiding in Delhi. We formed a special team to check the presence of such criminals and it was during this exercise that Mukesh Kumar was apprehended from Fatehpur Beri yesterday," said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).
According to police, Kumar is a desperate robber, jail breaker and parole jumper who is wanted in several criminal cases registered in Punjab and Rajasthan.
"He hails from Surat Garh in Rajasthan and is accused of and jumping parole in the murder of his own father apart from criminal cases registered against him in several other states," said a senior police officer from the team that arrested Kumar.
According to police, Mukesh and his mother had killed his father before burying the body in the backyard of their house in 2007.
"They had then lodged a missing report to ensure that the local police wouldn't suspect their role in the crime. However, their bluff was called and they were arrested after the victim's skeletal remains were exhumed. They were subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment," the officer said.
During his interrogation, Kumar told the police that he had fallen into bad company at an early age and was first arrested in 2003.
"He was lodged in the Surat Garh Jail. In 2009, he escaped but was later arrested. In the same year, he managed to get parole for a week but did not go back to the jail and hence, jumped parole. He came to Delhi to seek refuge and was hiding himself in the Bhati Mines," Dhaliwal added.