Three held for killing rival gang member near court
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said that they have arrested three persons who killed the member of their rival gang while he came to the court for attending his case. Police identified the accused as Badal (27), Satender (26)and Asfak Ahmed (24).
Police said one of the accused arrested when he came to cast his vote. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Dr G Ramgopal Naik said that on May 6, one person Prince was murdered near court in South Delhi.
"Prince had come to the Delhi for attending his case. He was fired upon indiscriminately by the assailants near court," said DCP crime. The victim was taken to hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Police further said that Prince was a known criminal and was involved in more than five cases. Preliminary investigation and modus operandi was indicative of rivalry between two gangs. This incident of firing and murder in open place in South Delhi had created panic.
To apprehend the criminals, a team of SIU-I, Crime Branch was deputed. Activities of the gang involved in the crime was closely monitored and it surfaced that gangster Rohit Choudhary along with his associates based in UP and Delhi had committed this crime.
"Badal was arrested from village Khanpur, near DTC Depot when he came to cast his vote," police said. In pursuance of the disclosure statement of the accused Badal, two of his other associates were also arrested.
Police further said that there is rivalry between one Rohit Choudhary and Prince . In the recent past, the deceased had abused and threatened Choudhary publicly.
Choudhary was trying to eliminate Prince. In earlier two attempts, the victim Prince had escaped from their clutches. But on May 6 they killed Prince.
"Badal is a permanent resident of Samalkha in Panipat. Last year in November, while his marriage ceremony was going on, he was fired upon by his rivals. In this incident, he sustained bullet injury," added police.