Man involved in 70 criminal cases arrested in DelhiFebruary 18th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A “most wanted” criminal allegedly involved in 70 cases of murder and robbery in the capital and Uttar Pradesh was arrested Monday in south Delhi. The Special Cell of the Delhi Police nabbed Joginder Singh, who carries a reward of Rs.50,000 on his head, from Sarai Kale Khan.
“A desperate, inter-state gangster and a most wanted fugitive of Delhi, Joginder Singh was arrested following a specific tip off that he is trying to reorganise his gang to commit some serious offence here,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Railways) Madhup Tiwari said Monday.
“A police team intercepted Singh at Ashram and asked him to surrender. But he whipped out a pistol and fired at the team. He was later apprehended,” Tiwari added.
Singh has been accused in the murder of a doctor and several robberies in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
In another case, a family of burglars operating in Delhi was arrested and stolen gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs.2 million recovered from them. The gang was involved in over 50 cases of burglary.
The police arrested kingpin Nadeem, his wife Shahana and his brother-in-law Rahees. The police also found cash worth Rs.300,000 from their home in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Two people who received the stolen jewellery, identified as Amit Kumar and Gaurav, were also apprehended.
“The accused used to make entry in the gate register of the flats with fake names to gain easy access to the apartments manned by security guards. The gang used to target the homes of working couples and come in cars to commit theft to avoid suspicion,” Tiwari said.
“They disposed off the jewellery and other costly items immediately to their permanent receiver Brij Kishor at half the market rate,” he added.
The police also identified property worth Rs.3.5 million purchased by the arrested persons with the money made from the burglaries.