The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested a Bihar-based gangster, namely, Vikas Singh, who is wanted by Bihar Police for a daring broad daylight murder of fellow gangster Babloo Dubey in court premises at Bettiah, Bihar on May 11th, 2017. Wherein, Babloo was murdered over the distribution of huge ransom money collected from the kidnapped business tycoon of Nepal, Suresh Kedia, said the Crime Branch.
The arrested gangster Vikas Singh revealed that he along with another gangster Babloo Dubey kidnapped a Nepali businessman Suresh Kedia from Birganj, Nepal for ransom. Babloo Dubey and his associates forced Kedia to pay a huge ransom. On May 28th, 2016, with the intervention of Bihar Police, the victim was rescued after three days. Further, Vikas Singh revealed that the businessman paid gold worth Rs. 10 Crores as ransom after his release to one of the contacted person of kidnappers, in Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
It was noted that Babloo Dubey planned this kidnapping while being confined in Buxer Jail along with his associates Kunal Singh, Rahul Singh, Vikas Singh and others. Later over a dispute on the distribution of ransom money, Dubey was murdered while being produced in Bettiah Court from Jail on May 11, 2017. Since then, Vikas Singh was evading his arrest while other persons involved had been arrested.
On August 25, 2018, a credible information was received by the Crime Branch, Delhi that Vikas Singh, wanted in famous Babloo Dubey murder case is hiding in Delhi and would meet someone outside Sangam Cinema, R.K. Puram at 10 PM. To catch the gangster, a team was constituted under the supervision of DCP/Crime Dr. Ram Gopal Naik. A trap was laid and Vikas was apprehended. After contacting Bihar Police, which confirmed the involvement of Vikas Singh in the murder case of Babloo Dubey reported vide FIR No. 337/17, dated: 11.5.17, u/s 302/120B of Indian Penal Code, 1860 r/w sections 25/27 of Arms Act, 1959, P.S. Bettiah Town, Bihar, he was arrested under appropriate sections of law.
During interrogation, Vikas Singh was also found previously involved in three murder cases, one is in an extortion case and another is in a case of attempt to murder in Bihar, besides the above involvement in Babloo Dubey murder case. He also disclosed that conspiracy to kidnap Suresh Kedia was done inside Buxer Jail by Babloo Dubey, who roped in other gangsters of Bihar who were also confined along with him in Buxer jail.
Efforts are being made to apprehend the inmate and recover the weapons. Vikas Singh was taken on transit remand by Bihar Police.