Wanted extortionist leads Special Cell to crude bombs
The Special Cell of Delhi Police seized two crude bombs from a place in Haryana after extortionist Vicky Jharodia alias Vikas Dagar who was arrested by them told them about it. Jharodia was arrested by the Special Cell on August 26 after a brief encounter.
“On Monday, Jharodia told police about two crude bombs which he had acquired with the help of a prison inmate, Harcharan Singh, who was out on parole for around three days in March. Jharodia also disclosed about an associate, Deepak Bakkarwala, to whom Singh had handed over the bombs on
Jharodia’s instructions,” said DCP (Special Cell) Rajiv Ranjan said on Wednesday.
When Deepak was tracked down, he told the police that he had hidden the crude bombs inside a cottage, which stores piles of hay, at a farm land in Bhawar village of Haryana’s Sonipat district.
“A police team was rushed there and the crude bombs were recovered,” said Ranjan.
However, the Special Cell <g data-gr-id="22">haven’t</g> yet been able to track the arms dealer with whom Jharodia was
negotiating regarding procurement of sophisticated weapons, which include AK 47, M 79 Grenade Launcher (<g data-gr-id="23">Lathode</g> Gun) and grenade bombs.
Jharodia had jumped parole in April 2015 and went back into extortion to raise funds for buying such sophisticated weapons, Ranjan added.