Capital’s turf at stake, gangs go on shooting spree
The murder of former INLD MLA Bharat Singh in a shootout has once again highlighted the fact the national Capital is fast becoming a battlefield for small-time gangs which are eager to establish their supremacy in NCR.delhi Updated: Mar 31, 2015 23:11 IST
The murder of former INLD MLA Bharat Singh in a shootout has once again highlighted the fact the national Capital is fast becoming a battlefield for small-time gangs which are eager to establish their supremacy in NCR.
In less than 90 days, Delhi has witnessed four major gunbattles which resulted in the death of more than eight people, including Bharat Singh. Interestingly, three of these incidents have been reported from southwest Delhi.
On January 1, four youths from Najafgarh’s Mitraon village were found murdered in Haryana’s Jhajjar district. The murders were a result of the gang war between gangs headed by Naveen Khati and Ravinder Bholu. After killing the four victims, the accused had even set their car on fire.
In a shootout on March 9, in south Delhi’s Mehrauli, a 24-yearold man was shot dead and another received bullet injuries after eight assailants opened fire at them in broad daylight. Monetary disputes were the reason behind the alleged attack.
A similar incident took place in south west Delhi’s Bindapur on March 11 when two repeat offenders — Bijender and Ashu — were shot dead. Special Cell arrested two people both of whom were repeat offenders and sprouting gang leaders.
Suri had allegedly called the duo over to his house to settle a monetary dispute. But when Bijender and Ashu arrived there, they were allegedly gunned down by Suri and his gang. More than 10 rounds were fired by the accused before fleeing the spot, police said.
In the most recent attack, Bharat Singh a former MLA from Najafgarh was shot dead, his two Personal Security Officer’s and two others injured after eight men fired indiscriminately at Singh in a theatrical attack on Sunday evening.
The recent arrest of Yousouf, a close aide of the D-company don Ejaz Lakadwala, had sent the Delhi police into a tizzy with the initial probe suggesting that the latter was now trying to set up his terror regime in the northern India.
There has also been a spurt in busting of major arms and ammunitions by the Special Cell. Last week, one such incident saw more than 35 rifles and over 9,000 cartridges meant to be delivered in the outskirts of Delhi beingcaught.
The Special Cell in two separate busts has seized approximately 9,328 cartridges of different calibre, 25 rifles and 12 shotguns.
First Published: Mar 31, 2015 23:08 IST