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‘Sexually abused, humiliated’ Delhi criminals busted for revenge plot on jailed gangster

Farman alias Nanhe, a notorious gangster from north-east Delhi, had allegedly sexually assaulted one of the criminals and humiliated the other.

delhi Updated: Dec 11, 2017 13:56 IST
Prawesh Lama
Prawesh Lama
Hindustan Times
Officers of the Special Cell said Farman is a member of Nasir gang, which controls extortion, betting and illegal liquor operations in northeast Delhi.
Officers of the Special Cell said Farman is a member of Nasir gang, which controls extortion, betting and illegal liquor operations in northeast Delhi.(Photo for representation only)
         

Two men, described by police as budding criminals, were arrested on Saturday for plotting to kill a rival in police custody. For both the criminals, it was more personal than business.

Their target, Farman alias Nanhe, a notorious gangster from northeast Delhi, had allegedly sexually assaulted one of them and threatened and humiliated the other.

Last week, they decided to shoot Nanhe on Saturday, when he was to be taken to a city hospital for medical examination by the police. But police arrested them minutes before they could execute their plan.

Officers of the Special Cell said Farman is a member of Nasir gang, which controls extortion, betting and illegal liquor operations in northeast Delhi. Farman, who was recently arrested for murder and extortion by the Uttar Pradesh police, was brought to the city on Saturday on a transit remand. The two men along with their gang members had planned to shoot Farman at ‘close range’.

Those in police custody have to be taken for a medical examination at least once in 24 hours.

DCP special cell Pramod Kushwah said police received a tip-off on Saturday that a group of gangsters would meet in Welcome area of northeast Delhi. Their rendezvous point was the East Delhi Municipal Corporation’s zonal office in Shahdara, located less than 2 kilometres from Welcome police station, where Farman was lodged.

“At about 5.45pm Danish,21, and his 24-year-old associate (who was sexually assaulted by Farman) reached the spot on a scooter, which did not have a number plate. After some time, two others reached there,” said DCP Kushwah.

A police team which was waiting for them at the spot told the gangsters to surrender. Kushwah said the criminals fired at the police team. While others managed to escape, Danish and his friend were arrested.

Police also recovered a pistol from them. During interrogation, the two confessed that Farman bullied them. Recently, he had held the 24-year-old at gunpoint and assaulted him sexually. “The man was sexually assaulted for refusing to give Farman protection money. He had also filed a police case at the Welcome police station against Farman under sections of unnatural sex. Farman was threatening him to withdraw the case,” a senior special cell official said.

The two told the police that they knew Farman since childhood. Farman, who had joined the Nasir gang, had started extorting from local traders. He had also fired outside Danish’s house in the area and threatened his father to give in to their demands. Police said they are looking for others.

First Published: Dec 11, 2017 13:08 IST

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