On the run for 8 years, city’s most wanted gangster caught
Police captured Satyawan Sehrawat alias Sonu Dariyapur, the capital’s most wanted criminal, after a dramatic shootout and chase at Narela in outer Delhi on Thursday morning.
The authorities were hunting for Sonu in connection with 10 cases, including a triple murder involving friend-turned-foe Monu Dariyapur in April.
Delhi Police had announced a reward of ~5 lakh, the highest yet, for anybody providing information on Sonu. The Haryana police, for their part, placed a bounty of ~50,000 on his head. The gangster had been on the run since 2009, when he jumped parole.
Deputy commissioner of police (special cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said Sonu was driving down to Delhi from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh to meet an associate, Vijay Lamba, when special cell sleuths intercepted his white Hyundai i20 car around 5am. “A cornered Sonu pulled out a pistol and fired twice at inspector Vinay Kumar and assistant sub-inspector Shiv Mangal. However, the two police officers escaped unhurt because they were wearing bulletproof vests,” said Yadav.
The gangster surrendered after the police team fired in retaliation. Two pistols and 17 cartridges, besides the Hyundai i20 car (the same one used in the triple murder), were seized.
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