Delhi Police team goes to Bhopal hot on Bunty trail
After a cat-and-mouse game of around two months, the Delhi Police can now heave a sigh of relief as the super thief who returned to haunt them again, Davinder Singh alias Bunty 'Chor', will again be in hands anytime soon. Karn Pratap Singh reports.delhi Updated: Jan 15, 2012 23:49 IST
After a cat-and-mouse game of around two months, the Delhi Police can now heave a sigh of relief as the super thief who returned to haunt them again, Davinder Singh alias Bunty 'Chor', will again be in hands anytime soon.
Though this time, the credit for catching Bunty goes to the Bhopal police.
The Delhi Police is all set to take him on transit remand and grill him in connection with two sensational carjacking cases and a burglary.
All three cases were reported from posh south Delhi's localities during daytime within less than a fortnight.
A five-member team from south Delhi's New Friends Colony (NFC) police station has been sent to Bhopal to take the custody of Bunty and bring him back on transit remand.
The Hindustan Times was the first to report about the return of Bunty 'Chor' to his old profession in December last year.
Initially, the Delhi Police did not confirm that a sensational case of car theft in Safdarjung Enclave area was committed by Bunty.
But when a similar incident took place in NFC area and CCTV footage showed Bunty driving away with the stolen vehicle, the police had no choice but to believe that Bunty was back to haunt their lives.
After coming out of jail in 2010, a Delhi Police inspector who had arrested Bunty the last time had gone out of the way to reform him and bring him to the mainstream.
From helping him get a job at a private detective agency, it was the inspector's effort that helped Bunty become a participant in TV reality show Big Boss season 4.
But his efforts went in vain when Bunty was kicked out of the house for his bad behaviour and he later went back to his old ways.
A senior police officer from NFC police station said, "Our team led by an inspector has been sent to Bhopal to get Bunty's custody from the Bhopal police. We will request the court concerned in Bhopal on Monday for his transit remand."
Bunty's outrageous style of operation became news on January 9 when he showed his driving skills to the Haryana Police during a wild goose chase and managed to get away.