Cornered gang in Gurugram went live on social media
Four members of Kaushal’s extortion gang, who were arrested by the Gurugram Police from Dehradun on Thursday after a two-month long search operation, uploaded a Facebook live video, fearing that they would be killed.
The police said a team of 12 policemen had tracked the gang members to a rented room on the first floor of a residential building in Dehradun, where they had been residing for the past five months.
While the police were still outside, the main suspect, Ranbir Saini, his wife, and three other members made a 50-second video and posted it on Facebook, alleging that they were willing to surrender but that the police were there to eliminate them in an encounter.
In the video, a man, identifying himself as Ashu, alias Hooka, introduces Saini, a suspected close aide of Kaushal. He then says that they are worried that the police could kill them in a fake encounter and implicate them in false cases, which was the main reason behind their surrender.
Ashu tells others to identify themselves in case they are shot dead.
Muhammad Akil, the commissioner of police, on the contrary, said that there was no intention to harm the gang members. “I had asked the team members to ensure their own safety and not to open fire in retaliation,” he said. He further added that they were only attempting to bring them into custody for further questioning.
The police said that as soon as the four members realised they had been surrounded, Saini contacted Kaushal and informed him about the same. “It was Kaushal who gave him the idea to shoot a video and upload the same on social media. A 50-second video was shot and circulated on social media,” said inspector Bijender Hooda, in-charge, Palam Vihar crime unit.
He added that the video was sent to Kaushal on WhatsApp for approval before it was uploaded. Hooda said they had surrounded them for about an hour before they were finally arrested. Police said most of the Kaushal gang members have been arrested and they expect that without men or money, he would not be able to survive in his hideout for long.
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