Man arrested in Bhopal is Bunty Chor, say police

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 19:57

Bhopal: Police on Monday confirmed that the
man, resembling the notorious Davinder Singh alias `Bunty
chor`, who was held yesterday, is the same criminal, against
whom, a number of cases had been registered in the national
capital and other places.

"A Delhi police team, which arrived here on Monday,
confirmed on the basis of photographs and finger prints that
the arrested person is the notorious Bunty Chor," City
Superintendent of Police (CSP) Kotwali Area, Manu Vyas sais.

He was held on January 14, following a tip-off that a
man resembling the infamous Bunty Chor was roaming in the old
city area.

Initially, he tried to fool the police saying his name
is Napolean Jesus and also told the police that he came here
from Hong Kong and later said that he belonged to Nepal,
police said.

In order to confirm his identity, police took his
finger prints and sent them to Delhi police for matching them
with Bunty`s records, the officer said.

Bunty Chor has been reportedly involved in over 500
thefts and has managed to give the police a slip on a number
of occasions, police said.

He had also participated in the reality show Bigg Boss
but was soon asked to leave due to his behaviour.

Bollywood actor Abhay Deol`s character in the film
`Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye` was said to be based on him.

Bhopal police are also probing the purpose of his
visit to Bhopal, and the place he is putting up in the old
city area, they added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 19:57

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