Last of notorious Bunty gang arrested in Delhi

October 27th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The last of the notorious biker gang of Bunty - the absconding 24-year-old who stands accused in 12 cases of murder and attempted murder - which unleashed terror in the capital with a spate of robberies and unprovoked killings, has been arrested. Om Shiv alias Kallu, before being overpowered by sleuths of Delhi Police Special Cell from Uttam Nagar area Sunday, fired in the air. He carried a reward of Rs.50,000 on his head, the police said Monday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar said Om Shiv worked for the biker gang of Om Prakash alias Bunty and was involved in 19 cases of murder, attempt to murder and robbery.

An illicit country-made pistol of .315 bore, one live cartridge and a stolen Esteem car were recovered from his possession.

“Om Shiv in his questioning said he is a matriculate and a good friend of Bunty’s brother Sonu. He joined the Bunty gang in 2006 when he was arrested in a case of attempt to murder in Badarpur area,” Kumar said.

“Bunty helped Om Shiv with finances to secure bail on the condition that he had to join his gang after release. Later, he joined the Bunty gang to make quick money,” Kumar added.

Bunty and Rajesh alias Panni were shot dead by a Delhi Police team Aug 25. Their third accomplice Israil was nabbed four days later and the fourth identified as Raghav Verma was arrested subsequently. Another member Nasir alias Zakir was arrested in July.

The biker gang first made news July 5 when its members gunned down property dealer Sonu, 25, outside his Sangam Vihar residence. That day, they also shot at a man and robbed his Pulsar bike in the same area.

After that, the trigger-happy gang carried out a series of robberies, including of Pulsar bikes, and killed five people in south Delhi.

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