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62-Year-Old ‘Godmother of Crime’ Arrested

By LawStreet News Network      19 August, 2018 12:00 AM      0 Comments

On August 17, 2018, over a tip-off, the team of PS Sangam Vihar arrested desperate absconding woman don namely Basiran alias Mammi aged 62 years. She was absconding since last eight months to evade her arrest in a murder case vide FIR No. 497/2017 u/s 302/201/120B/34IPC dated September 15th, 2017 and had been declared as a proclaimed offender by the Hon’ble court.

As per the information received, Basina is to meet her family members to decide further strategy in connection with the seizure of her property u/s 83Cr.P.C. in connection to the murder case. According to the police, an instant team under SHO Sangam Vihar was constituted and on the instance of a secret source at about 12.10 pm police team intercepted a suspect whose name and address was revealed as Basiran. Thereafter, she was arrested in case vide FIR No. 497/2017 u/s 302/201/120B/34 IPC PS Sangam Vihar.

In September 2017 a partially decomposed dead body was recovered from the Jungle of K block Sangam Vihar for which a murder case vide FIR No. 497/2017 was registered and an investigation was taken up. During the investigation, it was revealed that Basiran along with his associates murdered the deceased identified as Miraj. Soon after the arrest of co-accused persons, Basiran fled away and was evading her arrest.

Basiran was one of the top five dreaded woman criminals in Delhi. She and her sons have been accused of bootlegging, murder, robbery, contract killing, snatching and other such crimes in a total of 113 cases registered against her and her family members. She also had control over government borewells in Sangam Vihar area and was running a water supply mafia. A case under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA) has been registered against her son Shamim @ Gunga. She along with other family members will also be booked under the case for amassing wealth from crime proceeds.

After being declared as a proclaimed offender, her property under the provisions of Section 83 Cr. P.C got sealed, meanwhile accused Basiran filed an application for anticipatory bail at Hon’ble Delhi High Court and for the release of property at Saket Court, however, both the applications got dismissed by the Hon’ble court.

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