Gadoli’s death may not spell end of gang: Ggn cops

  • Leena Dhankhar and Abhishek Behl, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Feb 18, 2016 01:17 IST
Sandeep Gadoli was on the run for several years before Gurgaon police killed him in an encounter in a hotel in Andheri, Mumbai, on February 7. (HT File Photo)

The killing of gangster Sandeep Gadoli, though a major jolt for his gang, may not necessarily spell the end of his gang, police sources said on Wednesday. They said the syndicate is well-knit and run professionally and will not fall apart soon.

While Gadoli was the face of the gang, his brothers Kuldeep Gandaas (44) and Braham Prakash (46) are allegedly equally involved in its activities, the police said. While Gandaas has eight heinous criminal cases registered against him, Braham Parkash has 11 cases against him. The brothers are currently out on bail and several of these cases are pending in the court.

Police sources said members of the Gadoli gang are now looking to the brothers to take charge of the syndicate that is allegedly involved in betting, real estate activities, parking operations and other criminal activities.

Gandaas, who is also a lawyer, had filed the petition in the Bombay high court against Gurgaon policemen who carried out the alleged encounter. The police believe that he controls the logistics, operations and finance of the gang and is expected to be Gadoli’s successor.

Sources said Gandaas is known in the world of crime for his understanding of legal matters and is said to be an expert in exploiting the loopholes in the system.

Prakash was arrested last April after his gang shot at and kidnapped the husband of a woman who had filed a complaint of extortion and harassment against them.

Police sources said of late, Gadoli was trying to tie up with gangs in Delhi, UP and Rajasthan to strengthen his hold in NCR and neighbouring states. They believe that his brothers will take forward the plan because they want to avenge Gadoli’s killing. There is also a fear that if an outsider leads the gang, the family may lose its hold, said a police officer.

Gadoli’s family, meanwhile, said though the Supreme Court order is a setback for them, they will not give up. Family members said they will file a petition in the Bombay high court again.

After Gadoli’s death, the Gurgaon police prepared a detailed dossier on 31 members of the Gadoli gang active in the city.

The police said they are also keeping a close watch on other gangsters such as Binder Gujjar, believed to be Gadoli’s arch rival, and his men to ensure that they do not try to take advantage of the vacuum created by Gadoli’s death.

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