Yet another warrant issued for gangster Brijesh

April 19th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A city court Saturday issued one more warrant for gangster Brijesh Singh to be brought before it May 17 for trial in an extortion case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain issued the warrant after Mumbai Police failed to present him before the court.

Mumbai Police had sought Singh’s custody Feb 4 so that he could be tried in a court there for his alleged involvement in the 1992 J.J. Hospital shooting case.

He allegedly worked for mobster Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, and is suspected of having links with some politicians.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested him in Bhubaneswar after he eluded the police for 20 years. According to police, he had been living in the Orissa capital for the past few years and had obtained a fake passport in the name of Arun Kumar.

Singh is accused of demanding Rs.5 million from a business rival. Delhi Police registered an extortion case against him in October 2007.

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