Police on Sunday stated they arrested two males allegedly concerned in a number of severe instances, together with homicide, try and homicide, extortion and smuggling of unlawful firearms, within the nationwide capital area (NCR). Three pistols and 10 cartridges have been recovered from them, they stated.
One in all them, recognized as 36-year-old Rishi Raj alias Lambu, had been extorting jewellers and property sellers in areas of southwest Delhi akin to Najafgarh and Bindapur and would demand safety cash, stated senior cops.
“His associates, on his route, would hearth at outlets and make extortion calls for. His gang had dedicated three back-to-back firing and extortion makes an attempt at two outstanding jewelry showrooms in Najafgarh and a property supplier’s workplace in Bindapur on June 23. Two individuals concerned within the firing incidents have been later arrested after a short shootout on July 1,” stated deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse.
DCP Alphonse stated that Raj was wished in a case registered underneath the stringent Maharashtra Management of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). “A reward of ₹1 lakh was introduced on Raj’s arrest,” stated the DCP, including that the opposite arrested man, 10-year-old Love Kumar Tomar was wished by the Uttar Pradesh Police in a homicide case and was beforehand concerned in eight crimes.
In December final yr, the DCP stated, Tomar’s good friend Nishu was allegedly murdered by his step-mother and her brother over some dispute at their village in Uttar Pradesh’s Baraut . Tomar determined to take revenge and, inside a fortnight, he and his associates went to the village and opened hearth on the duo, killing the lady and injuring her brother.
“Whereas his associates have been arrested by the UP Police, Tomar had been evading his arrest since then. He’s a detailed affiliate of Raj and provides unlawful firearms and ammunition to him,” DCP Alphonse stated.
Officers stated that Raj and Tomar have been arrested on Saturday morning after they acquired a tip. Raj’s interrogation, an officer stated, revealed that he was first arrested in 2004 in a theft case.
In 2019 whereas lodged in Bhondsi jail, Raj got here in touch with gangster Naresh Shetty they usually deliberate to extort jewellers and property sellers in Najafgarh and adjoining areas. After Raj got here out of jail early this yr, Shetty organized his key associates for him and execute the extortions.
“The associates of Shetty and Raj fired on the showrooms to terrorise the house owners. They used to throw paper slips containing names of the gang leaders and demanded ₹1 core or ₹50 lakh as safety cash,” stated an officer from the crew that arrested Raj and Tomar.