Police are probing the role of gangster Surinder Geong in the murders of Mahesh ‘Attack’ and Manish Gujjar in Gurgaon.
Geong of Kaithal district has been missing since May 23 after he got out on parole from Jhajjar jail.
Geong’s name has surfaced in the two killings in addition to the suspected involvement of gangster Kaushal and his henchman Amit Dagar. Gangster Mahesh ‘Attack’ was shot dead on September 21 and Manish Gujjar -- the elder brother of jailed gangster Binder Gujjar -- was killed in a similar manner on the night of September 17.
“We are investigating the two cases that seem to have the involvement of the same group of people. We are zeroing in on Kaushal, Amit Dagar and Surinder Geong,” a senior police official said.
Kaushal’s role in Attack’s murder was proved after the gang’s shooter Vikas alias Polly was arrested on October 10. Police said Kaushal was present at spot in Jharsa.
Gurgaon has been seeing a revival of gang-wars of late. Ever since wanted gangster Sandeep Gadoli was killed and Binder Gujjar jailed, lesser known gangsters such as Kaushal have been involved in a battle for supremacy in Gurgaon’s crime world.
“There is a tussle going on within the criminals. We are investigating the cases and we will nab all gangsters soon,” Sandeep Khirwar, commissioner of police, Gurgaon, said.
Geong, infamous for running an extortion racket in Kaithal, had escaped to South Africa after killing a plywood dealer, Narinder Arora, in March 2006. In 2008, he was extradited to India with the help of the Interpol. In a trial that followed, Geong and his aides were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 before he jumped the one-month parole in May.
In July, Haryana police issued a look out notice for Geong at various immigration checkpoints suspecting that he may slip out of the country.
On September 7, Haryana police constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to nab Geong. The SIT, led by Kaithal deputy superintendent of police (headquarters) Tarun Kumar, comprises the in-charge of crime investigation agency 1 wing of Kaithal police, sub-inspector Satyawan,and Kaithal Sadar station house officer, Dharam Pal.
The SIT was constituted after a petition by former state minister and Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala at the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Surejwala told the court that Geong might attack him as he had a role in bringing him back form South Africa.