Gang­ster on the run for 12 years held in Na­jaf­garh

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY - New Delhi:

A gang­ster on the run for the past 12 years was ar­rested by Delhi Po­lice on Fri­day night. San­jay Lakra alias San­jay Mundka was ar­rested with his aide Vi­jay Sehrawat. A cache of weapons, in­clud­ing a We­b­ley re­volver made in Eng­land, was seized. DCP (Spe­cial Cell) Pramod Khush­wah said that they were ar­rested near the Na­jaf­garh drain near Ch­hawla vil­lage. They were found trav­el­ling in a stolen i10 car.

Cops said that Lakra, a res­i­dent of Mundka vil­lage in outer Delhi, was last ar­rested in 2005 in a case of Arms Act. Since then, he was un­trace­able and has more than 20 cases of mur­der, at­tempt to mur­der, kid­nap­ping and MCOCA Act against him. Lakra is said to be run­ning the gang of gang­ster Sonu

Dariya­pur af­ter he was ar­rested on Septem­ber 14 last year.

Born in 1971 to a gov­ern­ment ser­vant, Lakra had been mar­ried twice and has sons from both the mar­riages. Apart from be­ing booked for mur­der and at­tempt to mur­der cases, he had also been found in­volved in cases of land grab­bing in outer Delhi and neigh­bour­ing Haryana.

His aide, Vi­jay Sehrawat, is the son of a re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer and is a BA grad­u­ate from Delhi Univer­sity. He was ear­lier into wrestling and came in con­tact with Sonu Dariya­pur, who roped him in his gang. Cops said that Sehrawat had more than six cases of MCOCA Act, mur­der and at­tempt to mur­der against him. Apart from the .38 bore We­b­ley re­volver, the cops also seized two .32 bore pis­tols, 10 car­tridges of .38 bore and 125 car­tridges of .32 bore from the gang­sters. The i10 car was found to be stolen from south­east Delhi’s Badarpur.

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