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Interstate gangster Barwala, a life convict in two double murders, arrested in Delhi

Barwala belonged to Anil Bhagte gang, a slain interstate gangster, who was involved in the kidnapping case of a businessman of Model Town in which he and his accomplices had demanded a ransom of R2 crore for his safe release in 1998.

delhi Updated: Jul 07, 2017 22:21 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Delhi Police have arrested a 35-year-old gangster who was allegedly involved in several murders, attempts to murder, and carjacking cases in Delhi and Haryana, police said.

A cash reward of R1.5 lakh was announced on the arrest of the gangster, identified as Ajay Dabas alias Barwala.

Police said Barwala is a life convict in two double murders cases registered in 2009 in Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Barwala along with his accomplices Ajayvir and others had killed four rivals of the latter in a single day to settle their scores. Barwala was arrested and awarded life imprisonment. But in 2015, he jumped parole that was given to him to attend his brother’s wedding, police said.

Barwala belonged to Anil Bhagte gang, a slain interstate gangster, who was involved in the kidnapping case of a businessman of Model Town in which he and his accomplices had demanded a ransom of R2 crore for his safe release in 1998. The case was cracked by the crime branch and seven persons were arrested. Bhagte was among the top ten most wanted criminals of Delhi at that time, said police.

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Romil Baaniya, deputy commissioner of police (southeast), said Barwala was arrested from Okhla Mandi area on Wednesday following information about his arrival in the area with an illegal weapon. “He was riding a motorcycle when our team members caught him. One pistol and five cartridges were recovered from him,” said the DCP.

After he jumped parole, the DCP said, last year, Barwala and his associates murdered his former partner in cable business Devender Rathi who later became his rival because he stopped giving Barwala his share in the business profit after he went to jail. Rathi’s brother-in-law Manjeet too was attacked but he survived, police said. Barwala and his associates also robbed a Hyundai verna car at gunpoint the same year in Begampur area. They were wanted in all three cases.

“To evade his arrest, Barwala stopped using cell phones and was not in touch with his family members,” the DCP added.

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 22:21 IST