Four proclaimed offenders arrested in Delhi

A 50-year-old man, allegedly involved in 33 cases, is among four proclaimed offenders who were arrested in the national capital, police said on Friday.

Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 20:52 PM IST

New Delhi: A 50-year-old man, allegedly
involved in 33 cases, is among four proclaimed offenders who
were arrested in the national capital, police said on Friday.

Yashpal Singh (50), Gaurav (24) and Vinod Kumar (30) were
apprehended from Vivek Vihar yesterday on a tip-off by a team
of Special Cell, while Avdesh, convicted for seven years in an
armed dacoity case and jumped parole, was arrested from
Bindapur.
Yashpal is involved in 33 criminal cases and is a
proclaimed offender in two cases in Delhi, while Gaurav is
involved in six criminal cases. Vinod is involve in five
criminal cases in Delhi and a proclaimed offender in one case.

Vinod and Gaurav were also declared proclaimed offenders
in one and two cases respectively.

"Yashpal`s gang has around 10 members who specialise in
committing robberies near banks. Their modus operandi is that
the gang members chase their targets from banks after they
have withdrawn their cash.

"They either clandestinely remove cash from the vehicles
or use force to achieve their objective. They usually commit
theft of bikes, change their number plates after committing
two-three robberies and abandon the stolen vehicle," said DCP
(Special Cell) Arun Kampani.
All the gang members originally hail from UP`s Muradabad
district.

These gang members after committing five-six crime in a
particular state migrate to other cities with fake identity
cards and indulge in more crimes at new places. They have
committed crimes in Bangalore, Baroda, Murad Nagar (UP),
Haridwar, Vapi (Gujarat), Silvasa (Daman) and Delhi.

The other gang members are Dharampal, Rajender, Keshav,
Sunil, Sandeep, Suraj, Patil and Pouna -- all of them are
still at large.

In the second case, Avdesh was apprehended for his
alleged involvement in an armed dacoity at an Indian Oil
Petrol Pump in Motihari in Bihar and looted Rs 11 lakh on
December 27. During this dacoity, he also exploded two crude
bombs in which three persons were injured.

He is involved and wanted in cases of dacoity and attempt
to murder in Bihar. Cases under Arms Act and Explosive Act are
also registered against him.

"While his five associates were arrested in the armed
dacoity case, he was on the run," Kampani said.

Avdesh is involved in six crime cases of Delhi. In two of
these cases, he was evading arrest and had been declared
Proclaimed Offender.

"He was convicted for seven years in a case of armed
dacoity and was granted bail in June 2010. He left for his
native village and thereafter reassembled the gang and
committed a day light dacoity in December," Kampani said.

PTI