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Gurgoan police finds gangster Mahal’s hand in two murders

The two murders of Delhi residents are believed to have been carried out my members of Manjeet Mahal’s gang even as he is lodged in Bhondsi jail

gurgaon Updated: Jul 11, 2017 22:51 IST
Abhishek Behl
Bullets taken from the victims’ bodies matched the weapons seized from members allegedly belonging to Mahal’s gang, police said.
Bullets taken from the victims’ bodies matched the weapons seized from members allegedly belonging to Mahal’s gang, police said.(Representative PHoto)

The Gurgaon police has unearthed the role of alleged Delhi-based gangster Manjeet Mahal in at least two murders being probed by it. While they had earlier only suspected that Mahal had orchestrated the murders, now the police have been able to find proof as the bullets taken from the victims’ bodies matched the weapons seized from members allegedly belonging to Mahal’s gang, police said.

The Gurgaon police crime branch, which is investigating the two cases, said Mahal had arranged these weapons for his shooters, who were also arrested by the city police on May 1.

Sources in the police department said that Mahal usually uses his shooters to carry out murders.

Mahal is presently lodged in Bhondsi jail in Gurgaon. He was taken on a production warrant by the crime branch of Palam Vihar on Friday. However, on Saturday night, four police personnel from the crime branch were suspended for drinking liquor in office while he was in their custody. After that, Mahal was sent back to Bhondsi jail.

“The murders of Vikrant, a youth killed in Delhi whose body was thrown on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway near Bajghera, and of Rahul alias Rinky, who was killed in front of Northcap University, were both carried out at the behest of this gang. Police teams are working hard to collect evidence,” said Sumit Kuhar, DCP, crime, Gurgaon.

Both the murders were allegedly carried out by Anshul Dhankhar, a close aide of Vikram Dalal, an alleged associate of Mahal. While Vikrant was killed on Februrary 5, another Delhi resident Rahul alias Rinky was honey trapped at the behest of Dalal and shot dead by Dhankhar, police said.

Kuhar also said that action against the crime branch police officials at Palam Vihar was taken to send a message that such activities would not be tolerated. “Everyone, including police officials, needs to follow the rules,” he said.