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Gang Of Extortionists Busted, 4 Nabbed

The south-east district's Special Staff has busted a gang of notorious extortionists and robbers. They are repeated offenders and have a criminal past with their involvement in a number of cases of dacoity and robbery. The police have recovered 4 country made pistols with 8 live cartridges from the accused identified as Anil Singh alias Sameer alias Bara 32 years, Birju 38 years, Layeek Ahmed 36 years and Waseem 23 years.

The team gathered information about the gang that extorted and robbed people at gun point. The said information was further developed. A team comprising SI Jasbir Singh, SI Phool Singh, ASI Shyambir, ASI Ravinder and ASI Ashok led by inspector Rajender Kumar under the supervision of Jagdish Yadav ACP Operations. 

"Acting on a tip-off, a trap was laid by the team at Pahari Bhogal and the four accused mentioned above were apprehended. However, their two associates Ravi alias Raju and Fakre Aalam managed to flee seeing the police party," Chinmoy Biswal Deputy Commissioner of Police, south-east district said.

A case vide FIR No. 69/19, under Section 25 of the Arms Act, 1959, and various other sections of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, got registered at PS Hazrat Nizamuddin and all 4 persons were arrested. 4 country made pistols and 08 live cartridges were duly seized.

When they were interrogated they disclosed that they had known each other for many years.  Anil Singh and Wasim were arrested earlier in robbery and dacoity cases under Sections 392, 394, 395, 397 and 34of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The absconding accused Ravi alias Raju was arrested in a murder case. He is the kingpin of this gang and after releasing from the jail, he alongwith these persons formed a gang. They wielded their clout in the area and capitalised on terror.

"Ravi led the gang and even provided the gang members with weapons. They all would feed their addiction to drinking by extorting and robbing people at gun point," Biswal added on.

They preferably targeted individuals and chose isolated and dark stretches to execute the crime. The victims were scared enough to report against them.


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