Four proclaimed offenders arrested in Delhi

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New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) A 50-year-old man, allegedlyinvolved in 33 cases, is among four proclaimed offenders whowere arrested in the national capital, police said today.

Yashpal Singh (50), Gaurav (24) and Vinod Kumar (30) wereapprehended from Vivek Vihar yesterday on a tip-off by a teamof Special Cell, while Avdesh, convicted for seven years in anarmed dacoity case and jumped parole, was arrested fromBindapur.

Yashpal is involved in 33 criminal cases and is aproclaimed offender in two cases in Delhi, while Gaurav isinvolved in six criminal cases. Vinod is involve in fivecriminal cases in Delhi and a proclaimed offender in one case.

Vinod and Gaurav were also declared proclaimed offendersin one and two cases respectively.

"Yashpal''s gang has around 10 members who specialise incommitting robberies near banks. Their modus operandi is thatthe gang members chase their targets from banks after theyhave withdrawn their cash.

"They either clandestinely remove cash from the vehiclesor use force to achieve their objective. They usually committheft of bikes, change their number plates after committingtwo-three robberies and abandon the stolen vehicle," said DCP(Special Cell) Arun Kampani.

All the gang members originally hail from UP''s Muradabaddistrict.

These gang members after committing five-six crime in aparticular state migrate to other cities with fake identitycards and indulge in more crimes at new places. They havecommitted crimes in Bangalore, Baroda, Murad Nagar (UP),Haridwar, Vapi (Gujarat), Silvasa (Daman) and Delhi.

The other gang members are Dharampal, Rajender, Keshav,Sunil, Sandeep, Suraj, Patil and Pouna -- all of them arestill at large.

In the second case, Avdesh was apprehended for hisalleged involvement in an armed dacoity at an Indian OilPetrol Pump in Motihari in Bihar and looted Rs 11 lakh onDecember 27. During this dacoity, he also exploded two crudebombs in which three persons were injured.

He is involved and wanted in cases of dacoity and attemptto murder in Bihar. Cases under Arms Act and Explosive Act arealso registered against him.

"While his five associates were arrested in the armeddacoity case, he was on the run," Kampani said.

Avdesh is involved in six crime cases of Delhi. In two ofthese cases, he was evading arrest and had been declaredProclaimed Offender.

"He was convicted for seven years in a case of armeddacoity and was granted bail in June 2010. He left for hisnative village and thereafter reassembled the gang andcommitted a day light dacoity in December," Kampani said. PTISJY

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