Delhi rape: Focus now on to catch `Bada Billi` and `Mobile`
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 21:54
New Delhi: After arresting two persons for allegedly raping a call-centre employee, the focus of Delhi Police has now shifted to apprehending two absconding youths and securing the production warrant of a third one who surrendered in a Faridabad court in another case.

Police teams have fanned across the National Capital Region and Haryana's Mewat for arresting Kamru alias 'Mobile' and Iqbal alias 'Bada Billi' (Big Cat) who have evaded arrest in Dhaula Kuan rape case in which two of their accomplices Shamshad and Usman have been nabbed. All are aged 25.

"We will arrest them soon. They cannot hide for long and teams are on the job," Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta said.

The gang members, who have interesting aliases, were involved in cases of rape, attempt to murder, cow-theft and cow slaughtering, the official said. While Shamshad goes by the alias 'Khutkan', Usman is also called 'Kale'.

Shahid alias 'Chotta Billi' (Small Cat), who was driving the vehicle on November 24 when the gang allegedly abducted and raped the 30-year-old Mizo woman working in a Gurgon BPO, surrendered before a Faridabad court in a cow-slaughter case.

Efforts are on to get his production warrant and question him in connection with the case, a senior police official said adding Shahid, who has studied up to class V, was involved in three cases.

The five men had purchased the Mahindra pick-up van for Rs 1.4 lakh recently from one Jaikam, a resident of Utavad in Faridabad. "If we were late by a day or two in zeroing in on them, we would have lost the case. They would have managed to sell it and the case was gone," the official said.

"All of them have criminal history. They used to roam around Delhi and whenever they used to find an opportunity to commit a crime, they would use it -- like breaking open shutters and decamping with articles," Amulya Patnaik, Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range), said.

During interrogation, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said, they said they were under the influence of alcohol and seizing the opportunity that the girls were walking alone, they decided to abduct them.

The official said Shamshad, an illiterate man, was arrested in three cases of cow-theft. In 2008, he was arrested in a cow slaughtering case in Welcome area of Delhi while he was working as a labourer in a shop in Kabutar Market.

Arrested four times earlier, Usman was involved in cow theft cases and dacoity besides the 2006 gang rape case. While Shahid is involved in three cases, Kamru was convicted in an attempt to murder case for six years but had absconded from the court on the day of his conviction.


First Published: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 21:54

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