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Wrestler from criminal gang arrested for murders

delhi Updated: Jun 21, 2009 18:07 IST

An interstate wrestling champion, who allegedly worked as a sharpshooter for the notorious Krishan Pehlwan gang, was arrested in New Delhi on Sunday for his alleged involvement in a number of murder cases in Punjab and Haryana, police said.

Rakesh Kumar alias Raka, a 22-year-old former interstate champion in the 84 kg freestyle wrestling, was wanted in several murder cases.

Police said Raka was arrested on tip-off that a sharpshooter of the gang run by Krishan Phelwan -- who is cooling his heels in a Rajasthan jail -- would be coming to meet one of his accomplices at PVR Saket in south Delhi around 11 am.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Delhi) H G S Dhaliwal said Raka was wanted in two murders cases.

Raka, son of a village headman, recently appeared for his final year college examination, police said.