Noida: Sharpshooter of Randip Bhati gang held
The person has been identified as Aman Tyagi, alias Maya, a resident of Muzaffarnagar and an alleged sharpshooter of the notorious Randip Bhati gang. The police had placed a reward of Rs15,000 on Tyagi’s head.noida Updated: Jul 09, 2017 23:06 IST
A 25-year-old man who was wanted by the police was held in Bisrakh on Saturday night by a team of the police and anti-extortion cell of Gautam Budh Nagar.
The person has been identified as Aman Tyagi, alias Maya, a resident of Muzaffarnagar and an alleged sharpshooter of the notorious Randip Bhati gang. The police had placed a reward of Rs15,000 on Tyagi’s head.
Tyagi was arrested on Saturday around 8.15 pm from Bisrakh where he had allegedly gone to threaten a local builder to extort money. Acting on a tip-off, the police nabbed Tyagi during a checking near Patwari circle in Bisrakh. The police recovered a countrymade pistol, five live cartridges, two empty cartridges and a stolen bike from the accused.
The police said that Rahul Thasrana, an aide of Tyagi’s, was also accompanying him when he was arrested but he managed to flee. Tyagi was wanted in an extortion case registered at Badalpur police station. There are over 12 cases of extortion and other criminal cases registered against him across the district.
“We arrested Tyagi on Saturday from Bisrakh based on a tip-off that he would visit the area to threaten a local builder. He is a very notorious offender with multiple criminal cases registered against him at various police stations of the district,” said Ajay Kumar Sharma, head of the anti-extortion cell.
The police have been trying to nab Tyagi for the last eight months but he always managed to evade arrest. The police said that Tyagi was a shooter for the Randip Bhati gang, a gangster who is closely associated with Sundar Bhati. The gang was notorious for extortion in the western UP belt, the police said.
According to the police, Tyagi came into contact with Randip Bhati through Robin Tyagi, another gangster who was lodged in Muzaffarnagar jail. Robin and Bhati used to work together and roped in Maya to work for them.
The police have now launched a manhunt to nab Rahul. Love Kumar, the senior superintendent of police, had recently started a drive to arrest absconding criminals.
The superintendent of police (rural) Suniti made an appeal to citizens to tip off the anti-extortion cell on phone numbers 9870395038 and 9870395003. “The informer’s identity will be kept a secret. We request people to come forward and give us any leads about such gangsters,” said Suniti.
First Published: Jul 09, 2017 22:58 IST