Five alleged members of the Kaushal gang were arrested on Sunday morning at a police checkpoint at Sikanderpur road. According to the police, the men fired gunshots at the police while attempting to flee, but were apprehended following retaliatory gunfire by the police personnel present.
One of those arrested, Manish, is Kaushal’s brother. Police had announced a reward of Rs24,000 for any information leading to his arrest.
Kaushal and his gang are suspected of involvement in the recent killing of gangster Mahesh ‘Attack’ and of jailed gangster Binder Gujjar’s brother, Manish Gujjar.
Apart from Manish, a resident of Naharpur village, those arrested include Vikas, a resident of Rajendra Park, Sajjan, a resident of Jhajjar, Anil, a resident of Dwarka in New Delhi and Aashu, a resident of Pataudi.
According to the police, they discovered during questioning that the accused had over nine cases of murder, attempt to murder, arms act, theft, robbery, and kidnapping registered against them at police stations in Gurgaon, Kaithal and Rewari.
According to the police, the five men were heading towards Sikandepur in a stolen Honda Amaze car with the intention of murdering a businessman in the area. Police said they had installed check points at various intersections Based on a tip-off and intercepted the five at Hayatpur intersection.
The accused then fired gunshots while attempting to flee the spot but were apprehended by the police after being cornered following retaliatory gunfire.
Three country-made pistols, four live cartridges, two empty cartridges and the stolen car were recovered from them on the spot.
“The accused were presented before a local court and have been sent to three day police remand. Further questioning is in progress,” said DCP (crime) Sumit Kuhar.