UP`s `most wanted` criminal held in Delhi

A criminal declared "most wanted" by the Uttar Pradesh police in connection with over a dozen cases of murder and robbery, was arrested in Delhi.

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 20:49 PM IST

New Delhi: A criminal declared "most wanted" by the Uttar Pradesh police in connection with over a dozen cases of murder and robbery, was arrested here, police said
on Monday.

Rahul, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, was apprehended from Kashmere Gate on Friday on a tip off, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Neeraj Thakur said. A .315 bore country made pistol with three live rounds was recovered from him.
"He is one of the most wanted criminals of western UP. He was wanted in about a dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, assault on police and robbery," Thakur said. Rahul allegedly took to crime due to enmity with a person, Sanju Pradhan of Bhajju Village following a land dispute. He formed his own gang. He was arrested but got bail and has
since not been appearing in court.
On August 18, he allegedly shot dead a young woman in Baghpat while she was on her way to a temple. The reason behind the murder was local political rivalry.

PTI