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How criminals make ‘good’ use of their parole

india Updated: Nov 11, 2009 00:46 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times
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Manu Sharma’s lawyers claimed that his mother was unwell and he had to be by her side in Chandigarh. He managed to get parole for two months.

Getting parole on the pretext of taking care of an ailing mother is a time-tested formula, used not only by Sharma but other established criminals as well. In the past criminals have come out on parole and committed crimes.

According to Delhi Police, they have a record of more than 250 criminals who either have committed crimes while on parole or are parole jumpers.

Sharafat Sheikh
Ex-drug lord of Delhi now in Tihar Jail

According to South Delhi Police, Sharafat Sheikh used to come out on parole and commit a spate of robberies.

The police had nabbed an AIIMS employee who allegedly provided fake medical certificates to Sheikh, an alleged drug lord currently lodged in Tihar jail.

Sheikh’s name came up after January 19, 2009, Green Park encounter of Satte, leader of a gang involved in a spate of bank robberies across Delhi, and his three associates.

The police had then arrested Arjun Singh (34), a Lower Division Clerk (LDC) in the Skin Department at AIIMS, for providing Sheikh with fake medical certificates.

The fake certificates helped him (Sheikh) get parole. He would then come out of jail and commit more crimes.

The police said at least two medical certificates in Sheikh's child's name as well as his mother's name were made.

Sonu, Satte's associate, had also contacted Singh for making fake medical certificates for Sheikh.

Police said Singh got fake certificates made in the name of Shiekh's mother but got his relative Omwati Devi treated for cancer instead for free.


Munna Bajrangi
UP-based gangster presently in Tihar

In September 1998, Bajrangi was intercepted by a team of Delhi Police.

He got injured in the gun battle and was later arrested. However, he managed to jump bail later and went underground.

In 2003, he allegedly murdered another BJP leader, Anil Rai, in Varanasi. Krishnanand Rai, an MLA from Mohammadabad constituency in Ghazipur district, along with his seven supporters, was shot dead in broad daylight near Goundour on November 29, 2005.

The police arrested Bajrangi from Mumbai.


Dabbo, ex-bus robber and co-partner of satte gang

Just like the other criminals, whenever he would come out on parole, Dabbo would reorganise his gang and strike again. His main targets were areas in East and Northeast Delhi.

Bank robberies and chain snatchings were his gang's focus area.

The police said Dabbo was also involved in many crimes with Satte and Sharafat Sheikh. He was missing since the January 19 encounter of Satte and his associates in Green Park in South Delhi.

The police arrested him a few months ago from South Delhi. He is currently lodged in Tihar jail.

The police had recovered a country-made pistol from his possession during the arrest.