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Wanted gangster held from Manipur

NEW DELHI: A 29-year-old gangster carrying a reward of Rs 1.20 lakh , Rs 50,000 from Delhi Police and Rs 70,000 from UP Police was arrested from Manipur by Delhi police special Cell.

The accused Rizwan, a resident of Seelampur in Delhi is a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Police said he was carrying a reward of Rs 1.20 lakh. The gang leader was involved in several cases including an attempt to murder and robbery in Delhi and UP.

Police got a tip-off around a month back that Rizwan was planning to commit some crime in the trans-Yamuna area.

"It was revealed that Rizwan and his associates had made Manipur their hideout and used to visit Delhi and UP to commit crimes and then go back to Manipur," Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police Special Cell said.

The police got information that Rizwan was presently hiding in Imphal in Manipur. A police team was sent to Imphal. Rizwan was apprehended from Imphal on Friday where he was hiding for the past several months, the DCP said.

He was involved in more than 30 criminal cases registered against him in Delhi and UP, he said.

During interrogation, Rizwan said that in the Panchayat elections in 2004, his relative Ehsan Hafiz was shot dead in Budaun over a gang rivalry by Nawab Khan. Rizwan was the witness in that case and during trial, he fired at Nawab Khan in the court complex. Khan however had escaped unhurt. He was arrested and remained in jail for 6 months, police said.

Later, Rizwan killed a woman Sitara in Islam Nagar in UP as he suspected that she had passed information of Hafiz to Khan. He was arrested and remained in jail for another eight months, Kushwah said.

However, after coming out of jail, he formed a gang and started robbing people. In 2007, he robbed a petrol pump and in 2013, he robbed Rs seven lakh from a businessman in Bareilly in UP, police said.

He got married to a Manipuri woman Farida in 2014 and has two sons, police added.

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