2 members of Tillu Tajpuriya gang arrested

New Delhi: Two alleged members of the Tillu Tajpuriya gang wanted in a 2017 murder case were arrested here, police said on Tuesday.

The accused have been identified as Bunty (28), from Haryana’s Rohtak, and Javed Qureshi (30), a resident of Jahangirpuri, they said.

On November 5, 2017, one Ankit, along with his three friends, was present at a godown in Bakoli village here. Ankit used to take favour of gangster Jitender alias Gogi, a senior police officer said.

Vikas, a member of the Tillu Tajpuria gang, and his three accomplices came there. Vikas shot dead Ankit on the direction of his associates, the officer said.

The Tillu Tajpuria gang and Gogi gang are rival groups.

Later, Vikas and one Ravi were arrested and they disclosed the names of Javed Qureshi and Bunty. Bunty is Ravi’s brother, they said.

In 2015, Gogi, along with his associates, shot at Vikas and he suffered a bullet injujry on his leg. Vikas, the key member of the Tillu gang, believed that Ankit was inclined towards the rival Gogi gang and decided to eliminate him, police said.

Police got a tip-off that Bunty was residing somewhere in Rohtak and was going to Delhi to meet some of his associates. Police laid a trap and nabbed him from Auchandi Border, Special Commissioner of Police (crime) Ravindra Singh Yadav said.

Later, Qureshi was also arrested from Jahangirpuri, Yadav said.

It was revealed that Bunty and his elder brother Ravi came in contact with gangster Vikas in jail and became a part of their syndicate.

Gangster Tillu Tajpuriya was killed on May 2 inside Tihar jail by four members of the rival Gogi gang who stabbed him 92 times with improvised weapons.

Tajpuriya was lodged in Tihar jail since 2016. He was an accused in the 2021 Rohini court shootout, in which gangster Jitender Gogi was killed.

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