`Gunned down contract killer Yadav was in Mumbai since ‘05`

Contract killer Dilip Yadav, gunned down by police here on Wednesday, was staying in the metropolis since 2005 and made several extortion calls but Mumbai police had no clue about this, Uttar Pradesh police said.

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2010, 23:02 PM IST

Mumbai: Contract killer Dilip Yadav,
gunned down by police here on Wednesday, was staying in the
metropolis since 2005 and made several extortion calls but
Mumbai police had no clue about this, Uttar Pradesh police
said.

Mumbai police too said they came to know about Yadav
only through the Uttar Pradesh police.

"We came to know recently about Yadav staying in
Mumbai only from Uttar Pradesh Police," Joint Police
Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said.

Yadav was hiding in Mumbai since 2005 after his three
associates, including dreaded criminal Ravi Singh, were killed
in an encounter in Uttar Pradesh, the UP police said.

Yadav (35), wanted in several murder, kidnapping and
extortion cases, including murder of BJP leader Rajendra
Mishra by the Uttar Pradesh police, was on Wednesday gunned
down in suburban Malad in a joint operation by the Special
Task Force of Uttar Pradesh and Anti-Extortion Cell of Mumbai
police.

Yadav fled to Mumbai in 2005 after search operation to
trace him intensified and stayed at suburban Malad`s Yerangal
village from where he started operating, police sources added.

Yadav went cold for a year, sources said adding he again
made extortion calls to reputed businessmen, builders and
lawyers in Varansi, Jaunpur and Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.

In the last four to five months, his extortion calls were
increased and Uttar Pradesh police got a tip off that Yadav
was hiding in Mumbai. Subsequently, Mumbai police were
informed and Yadav was gunned down, sources added.

The Uttar Pradesh police had announced a reward of Rs
50,000 for providing information about Yadav.

PTI