Gurugram police to attach properties of 782 criminals
Gurugram: After a hectic legal process, Gurugram police, for the first time, was able to attach the properties of Sube Singh, a member of Kaushal gang who has been involved in murder and extortion and still absconding.
The process will not be ending here. At a time when there are fears of deadly gang wars reviving in Gurugram, 782 criminals that have escaped the police net are in the radar of the district of getting their properties attached.
According to sources, the valuation of the total properties are in the tune of Rs 250-300 crore.
The challenge, however, remains as most of the properties of the gangsters is believed to have been acquired through illegal means. Moreover, the sale of these properties is also a big challenge.
Criminals from as many as six dreaded gangs are presently operating in the city. These gangs include Manjeet Mahal gang, Kaushal gang, Kishan gang, Hayatpuri gang, Sandeep Gadoli gang and Binder Gujjar gang. Even though most of the members of these gang are lodged in jail. What is shocking is that how there have been many instances in which they have been able to carry out their criminal activities even from the jail.
Most of the members from these gangs have been charged under serious offences like extortion, burglaries and murders.
However, it is not the revival of big gangs but the rapid expansion of small criminal gangs spread across different parts of the city that is proving to be a major challenge for the Gurugram Crime Branch.
Specialised in stealing of vehicles, chain snatching, kidnapping to even committing murders, the rate of these gangs is steadily increasing in the city.
There are over 200 such gangs that are believed to be active in the city. Most of the gangs consist of around six to 10 members.
The number of members in the gangs increase as the group expands. A whopping amount of Rs 12 crore was recovered from the busting of 53 gangs by Gurugram police in 2018.
Some of these gang members in the process also resulted in the exchange of gunshots between the officials and the culprits.
Out of 200 such gangs, most members come from the region of Mewat and villages of Rajasthan bordering South Haryana. "Off late several measures have been taken to get hold of the criminals who have fled from the city. The process of attaching their properties will prove to be fruitful to make the criminal surrender in the court of law," said a senior police official from Gurugram police.