Wanted criminal arrested in Najafgarh 8 years after ganglord’s killing

A criminal (32-year-old) wanted since 2014 in a case of abduction and murder of gangster Samunder Dahiya was held by the Crime Branch from Najafgarh area in southwest Delhi, police stated on Thursday

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On Wednesday, the accused Kuldeep alias Kaale, from Sonipat district of Haryana, was arrested from the Najafgarh area.

Police said that he had been absconding since the murder of Dahiya, a desperate criminal.

Police claimed that the accused with his other accomplices had abducted gangster Dahiya, robbed him of his cash, gold chain, locket and car. They then throttled him, smashed his face with bricks and dumped his body in a well in Madina village.

The stolen car was later sold in Assam in the northeast region to prevent it from being traced, they added.

Kuldeep and his brother Deepak were associates of the Samunder Dahiya gang.

Dahiya was a gangster from Sonipat and was active in NCR where he was involved in more than a dozen cases including that of murder, extortion and attempt to murder, police said, adding he was also convicted in a Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) case.

According to police, Deepak is serving a life sentence for killing Dahiya.

The gang had a dispute over the distribution of some money they had extorted that turned into a violent confrontation leading to Dahiya’s killing, a senior police official stated.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rohit Meena said the court has declared Kuldeep a proclaimed offender and a reward of Rs 50,000 was also announced on his arrest.

The accused resorted to changing his address and locations frequently. However, he was finally nabbed with the use of technical surveillance.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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