Ex-MLA Shokeen arrested, sent to 3-day police custody
The Delhi Police Special Cell arrested ex-MLA Ramveer Shokeen from Outer Delhi. Shokeen was an MLA from Mundka constituency in Delhi. He carried a reward of Rs one lakh on his arrest. Later, he was sent to 3 days police custody by a Delhi court on Monday.
Shokeen was arrested under provisions of Maharastra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA ) on Sunday evening. The Special Cell and Crime Branch were looking for him. Sources say he was arrested from Karala Village in Outer Delhi. The police teams arrested him gathering local inputs as he has been on the radar of the agencies ever since he was evading arrest.
Shokeen is the maternal uncle of dreaded Delhi gangster Neeraj Bawana who has several cases of extortion, murder and land grabbing against him. Shokeen is accused of running an organised gang with his nephew Neeraj Bawana and thus MCOCA was pressed against the former MLA from Mundka.
Ramveer Shokeen was elected MLA in 2013 Delhi Assembly elections from Mundka constituency as an independent candidate. The police suspected gangster Neeraj Bawana to have spent huge money on his election. According to sources, Shokeen also has a share into Neeraj Bawana’s extortion racket. Police sources say that though Bawana is the kingpin of the racket, Shokeen is the political face of the syndicate.
In 2014, the Neeraj Bawana gang attacked Dehradun Police party in Western UP’s Baghpat and snatched AK-47 Rifle and SLR and freed dreaded gangster Amit Bhura from custody. Bhura’s escape brought much embarrassment to the police force. However, Bhura who carried a total reward of Rs 10 lakh from Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand Police, was finally nabbed from Punjab in 2015.
The AK-47 rifle was later recovered from a plot in Bawana. Delhi Police sources said that Shokeen helped Bawana to hide the looted weapon. The Delhi Police also sent summons to Shokeen but he allegedly absconded and was evading arrest.