Dreaded mafia don Brajesh Singh arrested

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (UNI) Notorious criminal Brajesh Singh alias Arun Singh, wanted in several cases of murder and kidnapping in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Gujarat, was arrested by a Special Cell of the Delhi Police here.

Orissa Police Commissioner Binay Kumar Behera said today sleuths, in plain clothes, arrested Brajesh while he was coming out of a shopping mall here yesterday. The state Police, who presumed that Brajesh had been kidnapped, intercepted the Delhi Police team and detained the dreaded criminal in the Kharvel Nagar Police station here.

Brajesh, a UP-based coal mafia, had been running a real estate business in the city since last three years and was wanted by the Uttar Pradesh police since 1984.

Besides, he was wanted by West Bengal and Gujarat police in several murder and extortion cases.

Brajesh, who used to run a Rs 100 crore per year extortion business in Delhi, had a reward price of Rs five lakh on his head by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Meanwhile, the mafia don, detained in the Kharvel Nagar Police station, was being interrogated and would be produced in a local court later in the day. He would be taken to Delhi by the police on remand.

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