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Police arrests the ‘Godmother’ of one of Delhi’s largest crime families

Aug 22, 2018 13:38 IST
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The ‘Godmother’ of one of Delhi’s largest crime families, 62-year-old Basiran, was arrested on Friday from south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar from where she allegedly ran her ‘criminal empire’ with her eight sons, including a juvenile, for almost two decades. She was wanted in a “contract killing” case for the last eight months.

Police said a total of 113 cases, including murder, contract killing, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, bootlegging, and robbery are registered against Basiran and her family members. There are nine cases against Basiran at the Sangam Vihar police station alone.

“Basiran’s latest arrest is in connection with the contract killing case of 21-year-old Miraj in 2017. Her two sons are already in jail in the contract killing case,” said a police officer, who was part of the team that arrested Basiran.