IS UNDERWORLD kingpin Babloo Srivastava getting ready for a war with the deadly D-company? “I’m on the hit-list and will give a befitting reply,” the master kidnapper said, making no bones of a bloody battle that might rock the underworld.
Giving a dash of patriotism to his battle cry, Babloo said the war had already begun against anti-national forces. He promised to let law enforcers use his info bank to strike at will against the D-company and Chhota Rajan. “My network is already at work. The first hit from my side has been made with the arrest of Fazlul Rehman,” he said.
“There will at least 10 more arrests in the days to come. All of them are working for the D-company against the interest of the country. Just wait and watch,” he told HT while being escorted back to the Bareilly Central Jail on Tuesday. Donning the ‘desh bhakti’ mantle, he said the task he had taken up was his way of serving the country.
Babloo said the return of the ‘Hindu don’ Chhota Rajan to the D-company was for a particular reason.
Rajan had been assigned the task of eliminating six men who were a major hurdle for the D-company’s anti-national activities, he said
“I’m one among the six to be bumped off. But I’m prepared for all eventualities,” the writer of ‘Adhoora Khwaab’ said. Babloo said he would make certain sensational disclosures about Rajan that would expose the don.
Just before getting into the anti-riot vehicle, Babloo once again played the patriotic card. “I’m a true nationalist. If not, then why was Sadbhavna Party MP Mirza Dilshad Beg killed? On the other hand, whatever Rajan does is for revenge and not to serve the nation.”
Intelligence reports have confirmed Babloo’s apprehensions about an attack on him. Recent reports suggest that the D-company was planning an attack on Babloo either in Kanpur or Lucknow. Chhota Shakeel was hiring local ‘talents’ for the job, reports state.
Earlier, the don was produced in the special TADA court with Manjit Singh alias Mangey Sardar and Kamal Kishore Saini. The CBI counsel today pleaded that Mangey’s confession in police custody be treated as evidence. Mangey had named Babloo as the one who had ordered the elimination of assistant custom commissioner LD Arora in 1993.
The court has fixed September 23 as the next date for hearing.