STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 22 September
The crime branch of Delhi Police has arrested an alleged sharpshooter of dreaded ‘Neetu Dabodha’ gang for his alleged involvement in at least 24 criminal cases including that of a murder case of Delhi Police head constable in the Capital.
According to the additional commissioner of police (crime), Mr Ravindra Yadav, the accused was identified as 46-year-old, Ram Niwas alias Mota alias Kala.
"Kala landed in police net on 21 September following a tip-off in Rohini," said Mr Yadav.
Mr Yadav said that during the intervening night of 25 and 26 November 2012, head constable, Ramkishan of Kanjhawala police station was shot dead by four occupants of a white car while the deceased was performing his duty at a police picket in village Jonti.
Later, on 10 December 2012, Delhi Police managed to expose the characters behind the sensational murder with the arrest of an accused, Sandeep alias Vicky. During his interrogation, police came to know the involvement of the criminal from Neetu Dabodha gang whose associates had visited the village Tatesar on the fateful night. Following this, one of the four perpetrators responsible for the head constable’s murder, identified as Paras alias Goldy, was arrested.
"Other three accused, identified as Neetu Dabodha, Kala alias Mota and Alok were at large. It is worth mentioning that the accused, Neetu Dabodha, is a most dreaded criminal and used to be a close associate of another dreaded criminal and gangster, identified as Sandeep Chitana. In March 2012, both Neetu and Sandeep had fled from police custody of Gurgaon Police from Dwarka," said Mr Yadav.
Cash rewards amounting to several lakhs were declared by the Delhi Police and Haryana Police on the arrest of Neetu Dabodha.
On 21 September, following a secret information that the sharpshooter of Neetu Dabodha gang, Kala, would come near state transport authority to meet his associates, a trap was laid and he was arrested. During his search, one loaded country made pistol (Desi Katta) of .315 bore was recovered from his possession.
"Kala began committing crime in 1990 and came in touch with Surender Malik alias Neetu Dabodha in Bhondsi Jail. Neetu Dabodha strengthened his ties with him one week prior to the murder case of head constable," said the police.
Further investigations are underway to nab the absconding accused Neetu Dabodha and Alok.