New Delhi: A CRPF constable attached with the
elite anti-Naxal battalion `CoBRA` was among four persons
arrested in Outer Delhi for their alleged involvement in a
series of crimes orchestrated by their gang leaders lodged in
Bhondsi Jail in Gurgaon, police said on Friday.
Narender Kumar Yadav (23), Sandeep Chhikara (22),
Dharambir Lochab (22) and Pradeep Sehrawat (18) were
apprehended from Kanjhawala Chowk on Wednesday on a tip-off,
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Chhaya Sharma said.
Yadav, who has undergone ITI training in electrical
trade from the prestigious PUSA Institute, is a constable in
CRPF from 2006 and presently posted in Gaya in Commando
Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), the anti-Naxalite wing
of the paramilitary force.
With their arrests, she said, investigators have
smashed a gang of inter-state criminals of Sandeep
Chitaniya-Manjeet Gang operating from Bhondsi Jail.
Investigators also solved five cases of attempt to
murder, firing and demand of ransom committed in Gurgaon
(Haryana), Bulandshahar (UP), Mathura (UP) and Pilani,
Three country made pistols with five live cartridges and
a motorcycle used in commission of crime have been recovered.
"We received an input that the gang leaders have
cultivated a group of sharp shooters to operate in Delhi,
Harayana, UP and Rajasthan. Despite being lodged in jail,
they managed weapons for sharp shooters to extort money and
eliminate witnesses in their pending cases," Sharma said.
"It also came to light that these criminals were planning
to escape from police custody while being escorted to courts,"
Yadav alias Fauji (soldier) has known Surender alias
Neetu Dabodhia, one of the gang leaders for the past eight
years. "Yadav met with an accident in Rohtak then and
Dabodhia helped him. Since then Yadav was in contact with him
and repeatedly visited Bhondsi Jail to meet him. In this
process, he also introduced Yadav to Chitaniya, Manoj
Bakarwara, a notorious car thief, and Manjeet," Sharma said.
On November 21, she said, the gang assembled in Dadri
to proceed to Pilani to target a person. The next day, Yadav
came to Pilani in his uniform.
While Yadav remained in the car, others went to target
the owner of a saree showroom, Sharma said.