The Delhi police last year arrested over 100 dreaded criminals having a reward on their heads and busted over 22 gangs operating in the national capital.

Among the major breakthroughs for the Delhi police was the nabbing of the 35-year old Sonu Dariyapur from Daryapur Kalan village in Delhi. Dariyapur was wanted in cases of murder, robbery, extortion, and was carrying a reward of over Rs 5 lakh.

The Delhi police last year also caught the notorious criminal Ajay Dabas, alias Ajay Barwala, who had fled from the custody of the police while he was being taken to a court in Haryana. After he fled in April last year, he is believed to have gone into a shooting spree and committed four more crimes during that period. He had a reward of Rs 1.5 lakh on his head.

Among the other dreaded criminals caught last year are Sunil, alias Ullu, who was involved in contract killing, and Mohd. Meraj, who was involved in a sensational murder case in Geeta Colony. Ram Babu Paswan, involved in several cases of dacoity and murder in Delhi, was also finally caught by the police last year.

Not only this, the Delhi Police last year was able to bust several important and notorious gangs involved in carrying out criminal activities in and around the national capital.

The “Irani Gang”, which was inspired from the Bollywood movie Special 26 was busted last year after a trap laid by the police. Among the persons arrested from this gang are Nasir Hafiz Khan, Sameer Ali, alias Irani, and two other members.

The police also busted the Anil Dujana gang, which had a group of eight active sharp shooters. The gang was busted by the Delhi police through the help of local intelligence when the police received information regarding a “supari” being given out to them to kill a famous hotelier-cum-real estate magnate based out of Greater Noida.

Gangs like the “Band Baja Barat”, involved in bag lifting in marriages, were also arrested.

The Bunty Gang, which was involved in over 83 cases of snatching and motor vehicle thefts in Delhi, was also arrested late last year.

The infamous “Meter Maar” gang that used to lift mobile phones from shops, in UP, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi was also busted last year.

Special CP, Crime, R.P. Upadhyay said, “Our constant efforts to catch such criminals in Delhi have paid off well. Local level intelligence, including from  our beat officers, has done a wonderful job to catch such criminals and bust these infamous gangs carrying out illegal activities in the national capital.”

Upadhyay also pointed out that the porosity of the borders and the national capital being surrounded by three different states on all its sides make it easier for criminals to commit a crime and flee to another state.

“This is a major problem in Delhi that people from the neighbouring states come here, commit their crime and move to some other state. This is the reason we have been having joint meetings and sharing of intelligence and inputs with our counterparts in all these states,” Upadhyay added.

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