The associates had organised the party in Delhi’s Najafgarh area to celebrate their gang leader Kapil Sangwan’s release on parole from prison.
New Delhi: A celebration which was organised after a dreaded gangster’s “release” turned into a trap which landed 15 alleged criminals in jail. A raid, said to be one of the biggest caches by Delhi police crime branch, took place on Monday night. The associates had organised the party in Delhi’s Najafgarh area to celebrate their gang leader Kapil Sangwan’s release on parole from prison.
Altogether, 50 to 60 persons, including their family members, were present at the venue. However, Sangwan was not present at the venue. Police has also recovered nine country-made pistols and 65 cartridges from the possession of the accused.
The accused have been identified as Vineet (28), Vasudev (23), Sachin (22), Rahul (25), Surender Kumar (22), Chirag (22), Abhishek alias Chintu (23), Vicky Dagar (26), Nishant Dagar (27), Naveen (25) all residents of Delhi and Paramjeet (35), Pradeep Sehrawat (22), Rohit (23), Naveen (22) Deepak (22), all resident of neighbouring Haryana. Police said that the 12 members of the gang arrested have past criminal history and three are first-timers.
According to Dr Ajit Kumar Singla, additional commissioner of police, crime branch, on June 24, at around 9:30 pm, specific inputs were received that the associates of Nandu gang would be gathering at a house in Goyala Dairy, Najafgarh to celebrate the release of Kapil from jail on parole.
“Acting on the inputs, two teams of around 40 police personnel were formed and at around 11:40 pm, they raided the premises at Goyala Dairy and apprehended 15 persons with firearms,” said Dr Singla.
“In the ensuing melee, one assistant sub-inspector, Jaiveer, was injured on his left hand with a knife. Subsequently, a case under sections 6/353/324/332/34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 25/54/59 Arms Act was registered against the accused, said Dr Singla. Sangwan has several cases of murder, attempt to murder, extortion, criminal intimidation and possession of illegal firearms registered against him in Delhi and Haryana. He was in jail since 2016 and was released on parole on June 24.