Indore: Serial offender Fauja arrested but was it his own plan?

  • Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2015 22:58 IST

Serial offender Fauja arrested but was it his own plan? Fauja, who had become a thron in the flesh of Indore police, was recently arrested but the question being raised now is whether it was part of his own plan to get himself arrested.

Senior police officials of Indore are of the view that Fauja was hand-in-glove with certain people including a few media persons and the arrest was a 'drama', and hence they are livid over the development.

Government Railway Police (GRP), Indore had arrested Sarfaraz alias Fauja who had become a headache for the police.

"We will not leave those who had helped Fauja in surrendering before the GRP. All those who had helped him will be taught a lesson. A probe will be ordered to enquire about this whole drama and the people behind him," said a senior police official, who did not want to be identified.

“Fauja is a serial offender and is notorious for his shooting sprees. He is addicted to nitravet (alprazolam) and most of his violent acts, which have terrorised the people of his area, started after he consumed nitravet along with liquor. He is booked under the charges of murder and more than a dozen of serious offences including murder attempt and extortion," said additional SP crime branch Dilip Soni.

Fauja came into limelight after his brother, Sagheer, was sentenced in a case of murder in 2012. Within hours of the sentence, Fauja and his five companions went berserk. Riding on bikes and on a high after consuming a cocktail of liquor and nitravet, they shot a man and injured four persons on the city roads during the course of the night.

This incident brought him notoriety and that is what he wanted, feel police officials. he started exhorting money from traders of the area and became a synonym of terror.

Police managed to cordon him off in a house in the Raoji Bazar area but he had managed to escape. Fauja’s two other brothers Sageer and Gulla also have criminal records and more than a dozen of cases are registered against them. Railway police officials however insist that the arrest was not stage-managed.

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