A 44-year-old interstate gangster, allegedly involved in a triple murder case in south Delhi 16 years ago, was arrested by the southeast Delhi Police on Sunday. Identified as Ravi Prakash, alias Ravi, he is the ‘most wanted gangster; of western Uttar Pradesh (UP), police said. Ravi was picked up from a guesthouse in CR Park by a team of the special staff following a tip-off on Saturday evening.
Ajay Chaudhry, additional commissioner of police (southeast), said they had received an input that Ravi, who has been involved in several cases of murder and dacoity, is in Delhi. A team of the special staff under Inspector Rajesh Kumar was tasked to develop the information and nab the gangster.
“The team learnt that Ravi would visit a guesthouse in CR Park and accordingly a trap was laid and he was apprehended. His interrogation revealed that he was involved in a number of cases of murder, attempt to murder, dacoity and robbery in UP and Delhi. There is already a non-bailable warrant against him for murdering one Harish Sirohi in a case of gang rivalry,” Chaudhry said.
It was in 1992 that Ravi committed his first crime when he murdered a lawyer in Muzaffarnagar’s Civil Lines, revealed Chaudhry. He was also accused in the Personal Point triple murder case of south Delhi in 1996 that had made headlines, Chaudhry added. A senior police official said he was acquitted by a trial court in the case.
An MCD contractor had allegedly hired Ravi and others to kill Personal Point Fitness Centre head, Sunil Kaul and his two women employees, Sujata Shah and Deepa Gupta. The contractor wanted to marry Shah but Kaul was against it.