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  Metros   Delhi  09 Dec 2016  ‘Most wanted’ gangster of Delhi arrested

‘Most wanted’ gangster of Delhi arrested

Published : Dec 9, 2016, 6:08 am IST
Updated : Dec 9, 2016, 6:15 am IST

Majeet Singh Mahal was allegedly involved in about two dozen cases of extortion, murder, attempt to murder, and Arms Act.

Manjeet Singh Mahal
 Manjeet Singh Mahal

New Delhi: The Delhi police has arrested “most wanted” gangster, Majeet Singh Mahal. He was allegedly involved in about two dozen cases of extortion, murder, attempt to murder, and Arms Act. He is also wanted in two sensational murder cases, including the gunning down of ex-MLA Bharat Singh on March 2015 and the killing of Sunil alias Doctor in December 2015.

The police recovered a 9 mm pistol with 52 live cartridges from his possession.

“The police was tracking Mahal for the past two days after specific input was received that he was roaming in the Delhi-NCR area to procure sophisticated firearms to allegedly eliminate members of his rival Kishan Pehalwan gang,” said P.S. Kushwah, DCP (special cell).

“The Delhi police commissioner has declared a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest,” the DCP said.

Police teams were deputed at Najafgarh, Dwarka, Gurgaon, and Chattarpur to locate hideouts of the gangster and he was finally arrested around 1 pm while trying to meet an associate in Dwarka, Mr Kushwah said. Mahal, along with his associates, had allegedly gunned down ex-MLA Bharat Singh while attending a religious ceremony in the presence of scores of people at Abhinandan Garden in Najafgarh on March 29, last year. The police had arrested some of the accused while Mahal and another main accused, Hemant, were absconding.

Mahal was arrested earlier in 2013 in connection with an attempt to murder of one Dheerpal at B4 Chowk on Narela Road. He, however, was released on bail and went into hiding after that.

A resident of Mitraon Kalan village in Southwest Delhi, Mahal’s name first came on police record in a case of criminal intimidation registered at Inderpuri police station. “After this, he never looked back and entered deeper into the world of crime and became an active member of Balraj gang of his native village,” Mr Kushwah said.

After the death of Balraj, he became the head of the gang that was involved in several heinous crimes in Delhi NCR.

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